Larcenous Intent Law and Legal Definition

Larcenous intention means the intention to deprive an owner of the value of the property, and appropriate it to the use or benefit of the person taking the property.

A larcenous intent at common law exists "Where a man knowingly takes and carries away the goods of another, without any claim or pretense of right, with intent wholly to deprive the owner of them, and to appropriate or convert them to his own use”. [Wilson v. State, 18 Tex. Ct. App. 270, 274 (Tex. Crim. App. 1885)]

Every robbery embraces a larcenous intent. This means that every robber must intend to steal the property taken. The crucial ingredient of larcenous intent is that the intent be to deprive the owner permanently of his/her property. [Gover v. State, 15 Md. App. 163, 168 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 1972)]