I'm baffled by this. Even quite a few of my guildies who run "professional" thieves, including some khajiit tricked out with stealth armor and literally using invisibility potions have been caught stealing the mudapples. Do we need to report this as a bug or are we missing some obvious way to do it? And no, I don't want to "just" anything involving paying or waiting, I want to steal the mudapples without getting caught like I can do with everything else in the game. Is there a trick to it or are we experiencing a bug affecting a lot of people?
Edited by Minyassa on April 1, 2019 6:22AM
EDIT: There is indeed a trick to it and I'm grateful for those who added their input to help finding it. My final observations and personal tips are posted farther down in this thread.