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addaword.gifdefinition of hot prowl burglary

noun
US: a burglary that takes place while the occupants are in the building
A string of hot prowl burglaries are occurring in San Diego Country Estates, and Detective Tom Seiver with the sheriff’s Ramona station advises residents to lock their doors.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 30/08/2012 15:50:00
Definition of hot prowl burglary from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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