thief (part of speech: noun)
culprit, larcenist, larcener, lifter, highwayman, prowler, filcher, lock-picker, lawbreaker, pickpocket, stealer, felon, thug, poacher, burglar, outlaw, delinquent, villain, pirate, evildoer, crook, cat burglar, robber, swindler, mugger, thief, grafter, criminal, hijacker
- Another five minutes would see an experienced housebreaker like Birchill inside the house. - "The Hampstead Mystery", John R. Watson.
- The more she regarded him, the stronger in her mind became the idea of the housebreaker. - "The Claverings", Anthony Trollope.
- She had cowed this ruffian at their first meeting by an assumption of calm courage and superiority in a crisis when most women, thus confronted at dead of night by a housebreaker, would have shrunk trembling and helpless before him. - "M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur."", G.J. Whyte-Melville.