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Thief and synonyms
Thieves : burglar, robber, thief, pickpocket, purse-snatcher , shoplifter , mugger, cat burglar, highway man , embezzler.
Burglar: person who breaks into a house to steal
Robber: person that takes other people's property in a bank or any other institution
Thief : person that steals secretly and furtively
Pickpocket : person who steals money or objects from other people's pockets or bags
Purse-snatcher: person who steals handbags from other people by seizing them and carrying them away
Shoplifter: person who steals objects from a store
Mugger: person who assaults people in order to rob them
Cat burglar: person who breaks into flats by climbing through upper windows or skylights
Embezzler: person who steals money belonging to others and that was in his/her care
Highwayman: a robber who used to steal property from the passengers on a coach
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