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sneak thief

noun
1.
a burglar who sneaks into houses through open doors, windows, etc.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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  • While engaged in conversation with an official of the railway a sneak thief seized the suit case and ran.
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sneak thief

noun
1.
a person who steals paltry articles from premises, which he enters through open doors, windows, etc
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