I stole when I was very young, most when I was below puberty, so I am forgiven by default, but do I still have to make up for it?
I even stole after I passed puberty, but still very young, now assuming (obviously) I am at sin, and I must repent sincerely, how am I supposed to compensate who I stole from as I use to steal small chocolates and sweets of various shops and I've forgotten which. I stole off someone I know but have no contact with, and another I do know, but I feel embarrassed to admit to it.
Can I just give charity equal if not greater to that value and hope that deed goes to them, as it will solve the problem I forgot how many shops I stole from I feel embarrassed confronting them to forgive me etc. I even stole when I was young gloves of a clothes company, what do I do there? Go up to the CEO and say "forgive me for the glove I stole", I am repentful by Allah but find it difficult to compensate for it physically due to these barriers. But am aware if I dong compensate that particular person I wronged can drag me to hell fire. Please shed some light.