I received a tradition from my father, of blessed memory, that the thief needs more compassion than the person he's stolen from! The person whose possessions were stolen will get over his loss, but how will the thief get over his wickedness? There are many accusers in the heavenly court against someone who's guilty of sin. There's no need for us on earth to add fuel to the fire.

Baal Shem Tov , The Light and Fire of the Baal Shem Tov by Yitzhak Buxbaum