hotel towels

There's something utterly delicious about hotel beds... and towels... and robes. They're so decadently fluffy and epically cozy, we'd totally steal them if we could.
But we never would've guessed that hotels can tell when you've stolen a towel (or robe or duvet cover for that matter). It's
In the game of laundered larceny it's assumed, and even encouraged that the guest will take the little bottles of shampoo, conditioners, tissues, soaps, pens and pads. But what's the policy on towels? Do hotels even closely monitor towels being stolen?