sneak thief


noun

a burglar who sneaks into houses through open doors, windows, etc.

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Origin of sneak thief

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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sneak thief

noun

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