You might be one of the people that has read through all of the cheats and tips here on neoseeker for help on stealing from a store but you are still failing to steal some goods. Well I am one of them people and find it a right nuicense trying to get the shopkeeper drunk and lead him out of the house. So, i found out that if you go round the corner of a shop you should be able to nick something without the guards of shopkeeper seeing you. For example, go to Oakvale and into the Barracks shop. When you enter go left and around the corner to the stool on the right. If you are lucky you should be able to steal the item there without anyone seeing you.