Psychologically: A dream of a shoplifting may be gnawing own conscience because of a smaller offence in the real life, - from an accurate theft that your subconsciousness completely realises it, something what one has done in the awake life could cause absolutely serious consequences, if it is discovered. It can concern real theft, but also moral misdemeanours. If one cheats his partner, one also 'steals' from him something on which he has a claim: Affection and loyalty. (See also theft)