The action or crime of stealing: he was convicted of theft the latest theft happened at a garage
More example sentences
- Other crimes such as burglaries and thefts from cars had decreased, he added.
- Scene of crime officers were alerted to the string of thefts when the crimes came to light on Monday.
- Police say most of the crimes have involved thefts of push bikes or from cars.
Old English thīefth, thēofth, of Germanic origin; related to thief.