What you have to do is to deposit any quantity of simoleons in the church donations and then you have to tap once the church donations and before it shows the thing where you add what youre going to put in it you cancel the queued action and then you do it again but this time don't deposit any money.(only ios)
If you make the Almeric crazy or scared with the potions then you can take his stuff and or eggs without him caring. I've done this and it's awesome do it a bunch of times. And give him a stamina potion if he gets tired or stuff like that. That way you can steal longer!!! TRY IT!