Larceny Act, 1916

Larceny in dwelling-houses.

13. Every person who steals in any dwelling-house any chattel, money, or valuable security shall—

(a) if the value of the property stolen amounts to five pounds; or

(b) if he by any menace or threat puts any person being in such dwelling-house in bodily fear;

be guilty of felony and on conviction thereof liable to penal servitude for any term not exceeding fourteen years.