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Types of theft
There are several types of theft offences that you could be charged with. Some are serious crimes that are called indictable offences, while other less serious crimes are called summary offences. The type of theft offences include:
- Burglary or robbery, this is when you go somewhere uninvited with the intention of stealing something or damaging property;
- Aggravated burglary, where you have a weapon or explosive and enter a building knowing that someone was there;
- Home invasion and aggravated home invasion, which involves entering someone’s home;
- Theft, that includes taking something that is not yours from someone else; and