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We all know the classic image of a man in a black mask and striped shirt sneaking into a home at night with a big bag, ready to steal televisions and jewelry.

 

But what is he called again? A burglar? A robber? And what crime is he committing? Burglary? Robbery? What’s the difference?

 

Burglary and robbery are both property crimes, but slight differences in circumstance and confrontation make burglary and robbery separate crimes in Florida, with different classifications and sentences. Let’s figure out which is which by defining burglary and robbery under state law.

 

Understanding Burglary in …