Alan foolishly but typically reported the loss to the police, who did not seem much interested in “the burglar.”
That was the “burglar”—so then, and for afterwards, described by Alan.
TMZ calls them the ‘ burglar Bunch,’ but the teenagers who allegedly stole from Paris and Lindsay are turning on each other.
1540s, shortened from Anglo-Latin burglator (late 13c.), earlier burgator, from Medieval Latin burgator "burglar," from burgare "to break open, commit burglary," from Latin burgus "fortress, castle," a Germanic loan-word akin to borough. The intrusive -l- is perhaps from influence of Latin latro "thief" (see larceny). The native word, Old English burgh-breche, might have influenced the word.
A person who cheats or victimizes others: Don't shop there, he's a burglar (1920s+)