Steal focuses on the object or the thing which is taken.
动词 “steal” 的意思是 “偷窃”，后接被偷走的事物。
Rob focuses on the victim of the crime.
动词 “rob” 的意思是 “抢走”，后接遭受抢劫的受害者。
Today I'm going to explain the difference between 'to steal' and 'to rob'.
Both 'to steal' and 'to rob' mean 'to take something without permission'.
However, there are differences.
'Steal' focuses on the object or the thing which is taken. For example: Hey! Someone just stole my phone.
'Rob' focuses on the victim of the crime. For example: The men robbed a bank last night.
I wouldn't say: Someone robbed my phone. I would say: They robbed me and stole my phone.英语区别