To dream that you are stealing from someone else represents your contempt, disobedience, or disrespect for someone else. Taking advantage of someone else who has not shown you respect. Defying the rules when they have not worked in your favor. Restoring self-respect in situations where you are unrecognized or undervalued. Awareness of yourself being selfish. Wanting something you can't have or feel you don't deserve. Wanting something for nothing.
To dream of stealing and getting caught may reflect feelings about waking life situations where you have gotten into trouble or got caught doing something you know you weren't supposed to. Feelings about yourself being wild and reckless. Feeling guilty that you broke someone else's property.
To dream of being stolen from represents feelings of regret for a bad decision or that you've lost out on an opportunity. Being stolen from may also reflect feelings of being taken advantage of. Feeling someone isn't respecting you property or dignity. Feeling unrecognized or undervalued. Feeling that someone else's selfishness has gone to far. You may feel that someone has defied rules or boundaries you've made. Being stolen from might also reflect your feelings about a person that wants something from you for nothing. Feeling that you can't trust someone. Feeling that someone took you for granted or didn't respect you.
Alternatively, stealing in dreams may reflect waking life situations where stealing has occurred or where someone is accusing someone else of stealing.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing someone stealing. In waking life she felt a researcher violated her privacy by using her life story as an example in his work.
Example 2: A young woman dreamed of having her computer stolen. In waking life her sister ruined her computer after being told to never use it.
Example 3: A man dreamed of getting caught stealing. In waking life they had ruined their friend's property by mistake and feared being labeled by their friend as irresponsible.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of having her car stolen by a couple of teenagers. In waking life she felt robbed of her self-respect due to an embarrassing breakup.
*Please See Robbery
*Please See Burglary