- "I'll take this one. Uh, The Crook. Lame? A Five-Finger..."
- "How about Thief? He robs stuff. Let's just call him Thief."
- —Barry Allen and Cisco Ramon[src]
An unnamed man, nicknamed Thief by Cisco Ramon (after several failed attempts at a nickname by Barry Allen, including Suspect on a Motorcycle, The Crook and A Five-Finger) is a criminal who had tried to conduct an armed robbery in Central City.
In 2016 an unknown man conducted an armed robbery of a jewelry store, using a motorcycle and a submachine gun. Easily evading the police he was chased by the Flash, who used his speed to outrun the bullets and then taking apart criminal's motorcycle part-by-part. As the motorcycle stopped, criminal found himself helplessly listening to Barry as the latter retrieved stolen jewelry, as well as bullets from the gun and left him for the police.
After man was arrested, Barry Allen jokingly suggested to Cisco Ramon to coin a nickname for the criminal, to which Cisco miserably replied that they should just call him "Thief", which made it obvious to Barry that Cisco had dramatically changed following Flashpoint.
While showing to have some skill in what he does, Thief was also shown to be a very nervous man, panicking as The Flash arrived and being unable to do anything effective.
- Expert motorcycle rider: Thief was shown to be very skilled with motorcycle, not only being able to evade police, but also jumping over a car and being able to still balance on motorcycle as it was virtually taken apart detail-by-detail.
- Husqvarna SM Motorcycle:
- Micro Uzi Submachine Gun: With ammunition and a shoulder rig.
- His costume and equipment, including a jeans waistcoat and Micro Uzi submachine gun on a shoulder rig may have been inspired by the look of Chuck Norris character, Matt Hunter in the 1985 action movie Invasion U.S.A..
Behind the scenes
- In DC comics, character known only as the Thief, while primarily being a Catwoman foe (working alongside Noah Kuttler), shares a big number of similarities with his television counterpart, including a similar appearance (headwear, simple firearms, backpack and a shoulder rig) and the fact that he's a new criminal in town who clashes with a vigilante (Central City and the Flash, and Gotham City and Catwoman respectively); although, ironically, it was Catwoman who used the motorcycle during her clash against the Thief.
- It is interesting that Cisco Ramon's nickname for him, Thief is actually not that correct considering that his modus operandi is armed robbery and not thievery.