‘A person is guilty of theft if he dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it.’ Thefts from museums may be from:
- The collections
- Visitors – pickpockets and bag snatchers
- Display counters and shops
- Stores and equipment
There are more serious forms of theft:
- Robbery – where a person steals and in doing so uses force or puts the person robbed in fear of force
- Burglary – where a person enters any building or part of a building as a trespasser with intent to commit theft or other offence.
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