Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins Tips

Stealing items
To steal items from dead enemies, you simply have to press R1 near the enemy's body. Your character will check the body for items and grab them, if this doesn't happen you'll hear a "sound" like the one you hear when you remove items or cancel the use of one. This means that the enemy doesn't have any items to steal. BUT sometimes, you'll hear this even though the enemy does carry items, when this happens it means that the dead body isn't on a flat ground. What you should do is move the body and try to steal the items again.