STEAL <ITEM> <PLAYER|MOBILE>
STEAL coins <PLAYER|MOBILE>
A thief can attempt to steal from any monster or player, whether asleep or awake.
If the attempt is unsuccessful, the target will notice you and catch you in the act. In the case of monsters, most will find this very annoying and attempt to kill you. In the case of players, the result is often the same, only more colorful and the grudge will probably last longer.
A thief may steal anything that he knows is carried by the victim. This can either be coins, or an item that is held in the victims inventory - perhaps even an item the thief just planted there himself. A thief cannot steal any item that is equipped by the victim or in a container.