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THIEF, crimes. One who has been guilty of larceny or theft.

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The thief then left the scene, but not after making another 'sign of the cross' before climbing the fence to escape.
The 30-year-old thief was identified as Dharmendra Kumar, a resident of east New Delhi who had been involved in previous cases of theft and was also jailed in the western state of Gujarat. The items he had stolen, worth 9,900 Indian rupees ($140), were lying around his body, along with a can of pepper spray.
One Twitter user wrote: 'I actually like this thief, I need help', while several confessed they would be happy to let the thief keep it after reading his touching email.
A thief damaged a house door lock and stole a bench band saw, cordless drill and other tools.
They had to find a way of proving to their colleagues that they went to a thief slappers' installation.
The body of the suspected thief has been taken away by the police to an unknown destination as none of the policemen was willing to speak with the Tribune Online.
"I previously called the prime minister the 'prime thief.' I received criticism from some people.
In Grail to the Thief, players make their choices through an RPG-style conversation tree, eliminating the confusion and frustration that comes with traditional text adventure games, which require players to type in commands to progress.
Thief is a person who steals something from somebody secretly [5].
Gravel paths and drives are a good way of cheaply and unobtrusively discouraging a thief from entering your garden.
The three minute clip - posted on YouTube a few days ago - shows a thief sauntering up to a property in Earlsdon before spotting the bike.
Police said the thief probably found her address from something in her wallet.