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Stealing is never acceptable
Thefts can turn violent if the thief is caught, leading to potential fights, injury or death. This risk cannot be justified.
There is stealing that goes below the radar, or is not forbidden by law. Enter state corruption and inner circle deals. Politicians aiming for a good position in business after pushing laws favorable to this said business. Stealing just for greed is morally wrong. Stealing to survive is justified.
The risk is taken by the perpetrator of the theft, and the thief MUST have a reason (otherwise he wouldn't steal), thus it is always justified in essence.
If a thief is starving and risks dying, there is no greater risk to their life/survival than inaction. Survival justifies the risk.
This is reasonably rare; most stealing is rather petty.
In the event that it does turn violent, then a whole new crime has occurred, violence. Which means that at the core, the claim is not about theft, but about violence.