thief (part of speech: noun)
- purse snatcher,
- cat burglar,
They were talking about Skeeter Newson, the notorious pickpocket,
who two days before had broken jail and had not yet been found.
- "Calvary Alley", Alice Hegan Rice.
Noggs, according to his charitable opponents, was a pickpocket,
a sheepstealer, a Peter Funk, and an Irishman.
- "Doesticks, What He Says", Q. K. Philander Doesticks.
shrugged his shoulders.
- "The Dream Doctor", Arthur B. Reeve.