sneak thief


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sneak thief

a person who steals paltry articles from premises, which he enters through open doors, windows, etc.
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While, one wouldn't expect a sneak thief to speak fluent English, these women do.
Det Chief Insp Andy Beard, from West Bromwich police, said: "It only takes seconds for a sneak thief to take valuables if they are left insecure in this way.
A SNEAK thief has stolen a pedigree Shih Tzu dog called Clive from a garden in Guisborough.
The latest loss came when the official put the computer on the floor at the hotel in Liverpool and a sneak thief grabbed it.
HAVE-A-GO hairdresser Mandy Jones-Hackett has been hailed as a heroine after flooring a sneak thief.
MOVIE star Joan Collins was the victim of a sneak thief last week when a mirror was nicked from the communal area in her block of flats.
Hugh Samuel, 71, who fended off a raider at his house, and Denise Rhodes, 44, who stopped a sneak thief who broke into a pensioner's flat, added their voices to calls for the law to be clarified.
Students lost their musical instruments when a sneak thief committed his 162nd offence.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the article, "Glaucoma: 'The Sneak Thief Of Sight'" (July 2003).
POLICE were yesterday hunting a sneak thief who escaped with a pounds 20,000 necklace from a jeweller's shop.
She also hit out at the unknown sneak thief who took advantage of the rescue bid to snatch a new dress from her carrier bag left lying in the snow as she tried to comfort the pensioner.
SERIAL sneak thief Derek Tate sank to a new low to steal nearly PS1,000 raised by church volunteers at their summer fair.