mid/late tournament stealing
I'm having trouble determining what range of hands to steal pots with. Mainly, I find myself often sitting with around 10-16 BB's in the mid/late stages of a MTT tournament, when blinds and antes have become a big factor. Usually I have at least 1 guy to my left who is around my chip stack or much greater, and typically have at least 2-3 others immediately to my left who have a smaller, but still sizable, chip stack compared to me. For instance I have 18,000 chips, and V1 immediately to my left has around 21,000 chips, and on his immediate left are two stacks (lets say V2 and V3) that have around 10-12k chips. Blinds are 500/1000 with 125 antes. I know this isn't a total table picture, but these people on my left worry me the most when I try to steal. Assume it's folded to me in the CO.
What range am I attempting to steal with, and what bet sizes am I putting out? I don't feel like a min-raise is respected, as it screams steal to me. In fact, occasionally i'll min raise with a premium hand to induce a reraise by a smaller stack thinking I'm stealing (not sure if it's a good strategy at all though). Typically here I'll get a hand like off suit connectors, suited connectors, or a high/suited ace like A9os or A7s, and am unable to figure out if I should steal with the hand or what Im betting to steal. I don't want to be too much and pot-commit myself, but not too little so that it doesn't have the desired effect.
I hope I explained myself well enough, if not i'd be happy to elaborate on what i'm getting at.