As nouns the difference between looting and thievery
is that looting
is the act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance while thievery
is the act of theft, the act of stealing.
As a verb looting
The act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance.
- During the looting , the mob stole everything they could and then set fire to the buildings.
- While looting the stores the looters took the opportunity for revenge by destroying what they didn't steal.
The act of theft, the act of stealing.
(obsolete) That which is stolen.
* 1602 , , IV. iv. 42:
- This instance of thievery will not be over looked.
- Injurious Time now, with a robber's haste, / Crams his rich thievery up, he knows not how;