• (noun): A criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it.
    Synonyms: stealer

Some articles on thief:

Sarah Prineas - Publications - Novels
... The Magic Thief ... (2008) HarperCollins ...
The Sword Thief
... The Sword Thief is the third book in The 39 Clues series ... The Sword Thief follows the first two books in the series, The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan and One False Note by Gordon Korman ...
Sherlock Pink - Plot
... The next morning he finds the cake missing and thinks a thief pinched it, so he gets out a Sherlock Holmes-styled hat and a magnifying glass and tries to track down the thief ... A thief dressed in black drives in a car, leaving tire tracks behind ... The panther sees the thief and gives chase up a really long flight of stairs ...
Soft Cushions - Cast
... Douglas MacLean - The Young Thief Sue Carol - The Girl Richard Carle - The Slave Dealer Russ Powell - The Fat Thief (as Russell Powell) Frank Leigh - The Lean Thief Wade Boteler - The ...
... In English legal history, a thief-taker was a private individual hired to capture criminals ... the rising crime rate and newspapers to bring this to the attention of the public, thief-takers arose to partially fill the void (or in some cases widen it) in bringing criminals ... However, thief-takers were usually hired by crime victims, while bounty hunters were paid by bail bondsmen to catch fugitives who skipped their court appearances and hence forfeited their bail ...

Famous quotes containing the word thief:

    He was always late on principle, his principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    Time is a very bankrupt and owes more than he’s worth to
    Nay, he’s a thief too: have you not heard men say,
    That Time comes stealing on by night and day?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    In relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold. From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift; From the point of view of the burglar it is a theft. He must go and give it back. It is the same with our existence. We have stolen a little of God’s being to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we have stolen it. We must return it.
    Simone Weil (1909–1943)