It Takes a Thief is an American reality television series originally airing on the Discovery Channel from February 2, 2005 to April 13, 2007. The program stars and is hosted by Matt Johnston and Jon Douglas Rainey, two former thieves who use their unique expertise to teach people in an unusual way to protect their properties. With the owners' permission, the hosts stage a full-fledged burglary as their victims watch on closed-circuit television , either live during the break-in or in real time with pre-recorded video playback . Rainey assumes the burglar role and plans and executes the...
|On the air:||February 2, 2005-April 13, 2007|
|Number of seasons:||2|