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Illegal EntryPlay
Burglar specifically refers to entering a place illegally to steal, unlike a general thief. SlideIf someone sneaks into a home to take things, they're a burglar.
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Planned CrimePlay
Burglary is often premeditated, which means the burglar plans their crime ahead of time. SlideThe burglar studied the family's routine before breaking in.
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Security ContextPlay
Burglar is commonly used with security terms, like burglar alarm, indicating protection against theft. SlideThey installed a burglar alarm after the break-in.