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Cop talk: What’s the difference between robberies and burglaries?

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Question: I hear on the news about burglaries and robberies. Sometimes, they seem to mean the same thing. What is a burglary and what is a robbery?

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Answer: Minnesota law describes what these two offenses are. Minnesota State Statute 609.582 says that burglary is: “Whoever enters a building without consent and with intent to commit a crime.”

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