How to steal priceless jewelry: prank call
June 4, 2008 1:30 PM Subscribe
Theives bypassed all security systems by simply posing as the security company on the phone
posted by figTree (42 comments total)
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These days as a robber dealing with high-tech security systems it seems that it's not about being a hacker or having loads of money to pull off a heist, its about making a phone call, having bear spray, and waiting for a guard to go on smoke break.
How UBC jewelry was stolen from the Museum of Anthropology
Thieves make one call essentially saying "Oh ya, we are the company in charge of your security systems, tonight we are doing some tests, so when alarms go off, its just tests, so don't worry about it". Security's reply "OK."
The UBC gold jewelry: still missing... Simplicity pays off.