What Is Third-Degree Burglary?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 6, 2020 3:38:44 PM ET

Third-degree burglary, known as burglary in the third degree, is the act of breaking into or unlawfully entering a building or automobile with the intent to steal something. In burglary in the third degree, the actual act of stealing does not take place because the individual is caught prior to stealing.