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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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    1. As he was walking home at night, a (                    ) held him at gunpoint and took his wallet.

    2. Pete Smith, the (                             ) who stole huge sums of money from the XY Charitable Institution, was caught red-handed and arrested last week.

    3. In spite of CCTV cameras being everywhere, (                                   ) in department stores often get away with products.

    4. A sign in the tube stations reads “Beware of (                                   ) .

    5. Yesterday during a hold-up at BCB bank, three (                       ) stole 3 million pounds.

    6. In a famous Hitchcock film, Cary Grant impersonated a (                                ) who stole jewels climbing down the roofs of famous hotels.

    7. In the past travellers were often robbed of their money by (                                ) on horseback.

    8. A (                       ) broke into that tycoon's villa and stole all the silver cutlery and a painting by Renoir.

    9. A (                                            ) on a motor-bike tried to seize the old lady's handbag causing her to fall over.

    10. Necessity can make a (                 ) .

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