"Asportation" - It is a general requirement of common law larceny that there be some "asportation" or "carrying away," but it is sufficient if the property be entirely removed
from the place it occupied and be under the control of the taker for only an instant. Under Alabama's Model Penal Code, section 13A-8-2, Theft of property - "Definition"
"A person commits the crime of theft of property if he or she: (1) Knowingly obtains or exerts unauthorized control over the property of another, with intent to deprive the owner of his or her property;..."