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The Burglary Job is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


The Burglary Job is a series of quests that are given by Vex of the Thieves Guild. She will ask the Dragonborn to acquire certain items from differing locations around Skyrim.


This quest is a radiant quest, therefore each objective is randomly assigned to the Dragonborn. This is an incomplete list of possible locations:


Journal Entry

I've been told to retrieve the <radiant item> from <radiant house> in <radiant city>. I need to complete this job without killing any of the location's residents or getting caught and spending time in jail.

  • Objective: Retrieve the <radiant item> from <radiant house> in <radiant city>

Before the task could be completed, I decided to quit. I've therefore failed the job and forfeited any pay I might have received.

  • Quest failed

I've retrieved the <radiant item> from <radiant house> in <radiant city>

  • Objective: Return to Vex

During the course of this task, I was arrested and sent to the local jail. I've therefore failed the job and was forced to forfeit my share of the pay.

  • Quest failed

I've successfully complete the job and received my share of the pay.

  • Quest complete


  • These are side quests and do not play a major role in the Thieves Guild main storyline. They are required, however, in order to become the guildmaster.
  • Due to the location of Heimskr's House in Whiterun, it is extremely difficult to get in here without being noticed. It is best to wait until Heimskr is inside his house and asleep or the Dragonborn will be spotted.


This section contains bugs related to The Burglary Job. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  • Heimskr's House may also become a target. However, if the quest is triggered after completion of the quest Battle for Whiterun, it will be impossible to complete, as there is no longer any way to enter.
  • In the quests where the Golden Urn or the Jeweled Candlestick (Solitude) must be stolen, upon returning to Vex, she explains that the Dragonborn 'got caught' or 'got arrested' and the quest will be failed even if they did not get actually get caught or arrested.

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