larceny from the person

Definition of "larceny from the person"
  1. The act of stealing property that is under the direct control or supervision of its rightful owner
How to use "larceny from the person" in a sentence
  1. The pickpocket was charged with larceny from the person after he was caught stealing a wallet from a passerby.
  2. The charge of larceny from the person was dropped, given the lack of evidence that the stolen property was in the owner's immediate control.
  3. If you snatch a purse directly from someone's hand, that could be considered larceny from the person.

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