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embezzle
o steal money that you are responsible for or that belongs to your employer
hijacking
use of violence or threats to take control of a vehicle, especially a plane, in order to force it to travel to a different place or to demand something from a government
shoplifting
the crime of stealing goods from a shop/store by deliberately leaving without paying for them
mugging
the crime of attacking somebody violently, or threatening to do so, in order to steal their money, especially in a public place
burglary
the crime of entering a building illegally and stealing things from it
theft
the crime of stealing something from a person or place
thief
a person who steals something from another person or place
pickpocket
a person who steals money, etc. from other people's pockets, especially in crowded places
tax evasion
the crime of deliberately not paying all the taxes that you should pay
riot
a situation in which a group of people behave in a violent way in a public place, often as a protest
forge
to make an illegal copy of something in order to cheat people
arson
the crime of deliberately setting fire to something, especially a building (an ... attack)
smuggling
the crime of taking, sending or bringing goods secretly and illegally into or out of a country
blackmail
the crime of demanding money from a person by threatening to tell somebody else a secret about them
interview witnesses
опросить свидетелей
launch an investigation
начать расследование
thug
a violent person, especially a criminal
rapist
a person who forces somebody to have sex when they do not want to (= rapes them)
attempted murder
покушение на убийство
release on bail
освобождение под залог
custody
the state of being in prison, especially while waiting for trial (to be kept in ...)
take statements
принимать показания
set fire to smth
To cause to ignite and burn smth
rob
to steal money or property from a person or place
strangle
to kill somebody by squeezing or pressing on their throat and neck
drown
to die because you have been underwater too long and you cannot breathe; to kill somebody in this way
pusher
a person who sells illegal drugs
snatch
to take somebody/something away from a person or place, especially by force; to steal something
mug
a person who is stupid and easy to trick
stab
to push a sharp, pointed object, especially a knife, into somebody, killing or injuring them
manslaughter
the crime of killing somebody illegally but not deliberately
burgle
to enter a building illegally, usually using force, and steal from it