Pickpocket vs. Thief
Difference Between Pickpocket and Thief
One who steals from the pocket of a passerby, usually by sleight of hand.
One who carries out a theft.
To pick pockets; to steal.
One who steals another person's property, especially by stealth and without using force or violence.
a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
(obsolete) A waster in the snuff of a candle.
a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it