Burglary & Robbery

Burglary is the intent to break into a building without consent with the intent of committing a crime inside (including theft). Burglary is a specific intent crime, requiring that the burglar knowingly intend to commit a crime while inside. A person does not have to forcibly enter a building to commit burglary; going in through an unlocked window or door can still fulfill the “breaking” element of burglary.


Robbery is another specific intent crime, requiring both theft and a form of violence or threat of violence used to deprive someone of their property. The most common example of a robbery is a convenience store holdup, in which a robber threatens to shoot a cashier unless the cashier hands over the loot.


In the event of a break in when the intruder is still on the premises: 

  • Stay calm. 
  • Do not enter the area, or if inside leave the area, if possible. 
  • Do not argue with or confront assailants or persons appearing unbalanced.
  • Persons may be carrying weapons and could use them if provoked. 
  • Do not block assailant escape or fight back forcibly unless a life-threatening situation. 
  • Call 911 when safe to do so.  If possible, try to give a detailed description: 
    • Gender
    • Age
    • Height  & Weight
    • Coloring of skin tone, hair, eyes, complexion
    • Facial hair, hair style 
    • Distinguishing features such as scars, birthmarks, tattoos 
    • Clothing, Glasses, Jewelry
    • Speech Patterns 
    • Vehicle type, color, license plate (if applicable)
    • Method and direction of escape
  • Call the Building Management Office to report the details of the break in / theft: 

    • Send a copy of the police report to the Building Management office.

    • Notify of any damage to premises or Building, and if repairs are necessary.


In the event a theft is discovered after it occurred and/or later date: 
  • Immediately contact the police by a non-emergency phone number:
    • ​Plymouth Police Department  (763) 509-5160
  • Complete and file a police report.
  • Call the Building Management office to report the details of the theft / break in. 
    • Send a copy of the police report to the Building Management office.
    • Notify of any damage to premises or Building, and if repairs are necessary

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