What is the crime for breaking and entering of a dwelling of another with an intent to commit theft but not actually taking anything?

The scenario goes:

Wayward Collins sees a home (1 Cold Bottom Road) with an open garage and decides to enter the home to steal any money he can find. He walks into the open garage and then opens the door from the garage to the home and enters. He looks around the house and although he sees a television and stereo equipment, he doesn’t see any money and so leaves the residence without taking anything.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    With the wrong homeowner in some states, a case of lead poisoning.

  • 6 months ago

    It's still breaking and entering

  • ?
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Breaking and entering is an actual crime in and of itself.

  • Jill
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Even if you don't take anything it's still breaking-and-entering if you are caught.

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  • 6 months ago

    The crime of "breaking and entering" is different than "burglary and theft." Just entering the home without permission is a crime. It denies the person to be secure in his home and in his things.

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