Pickpocketing is a form of larceny that involves the stealing of money or other valuables from the person or a victim's pocket without them noticing the theft at the time. It may involve considerable dexterity and a knack for misdirection. A thief who works in this manner is known as a pickpocket.

"Dandy PickPockets Diving: Scene Near St. James Palace" (1818) by I. R. Cruikshank