Understand the Penalties Associated with Looting in Colorado

In our state, you won’t find a looting law on the books. In fact, only a handful of other states have actual, specific looting laws.

Here, if you are found looting, other charges like theft, burglary, or robbery will apply. Read more to learn about these charges and their penalties.


Theft is when an individual knowingly takes something of value without another’s permission. Even if they did not take the item of value themselves, but received or accepted stolen [...]