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Judas Iscariot was a thief.

John 12:4-6 (King James Version)

4Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him,

5Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?

6This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.

The two men among whom Jesus was crucified were thieves although their names are not recorded.

Matthew 27:38 (King James Version)

38Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.

Again, not named in person, it was apparently a common danger along the road from Jerusalem to Jericho in the time of Christ.

Luke 10:30 (King James Version)

30And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.

Metaphorically many would add this title to those belonging to Satan since he seeks to rob people of truth, happiness and especially eternal peace. Whether Jesus intended to allude to Satan here or not, these characteristics all apply to Satan, as well as to physical thieves. He is also called a murderer and the father of lies elsewhere, characteristics which certainly can also apply to thieves.

John 10:10 (King James Version)

10The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.