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American Sign Language: "thief"

The sign for "thief" is just a combination of STEAL and PERSON.


You might see some people signing "bandit" to mean "thief."   This sign is based on the idea that the traditional (old time) bandits had mustaches.


Here's a version of the sign "GUNS DRAWN" that can be used to mean ""it's a hold up" or "rob." The sign uses modified "H" hands with the thumbs sticking up.

ROB / "hold up" / mug:


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