A Burglar's Guide to the City by Geoff Manaugh

By Geoff Manaugh

Encompassing approximately 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break-ins and escapes, A Burglar's advisor to the town deals an unforeseen blueprint to the felony probabilities on this planet throughout us. You'll by no means see town an analogous method again.

At the middle of A Burglar's advisor to town is an unforeseen and exciting perception: how any development transforms while noticeable in the course of the eyes of somebody hoping to wreck into it. learning structure the way in which a burglar may, Geoff Manaugh takes readers via partitions, down elevator shafts, into panic rooms, as much as the buried vaults of banks, and out around the rooftops of an unsuspecting city.

With the aid of FBI detailed brokers, reformed financial institution robbers, deepest safety specialists, the L.A.P.D. Air aid department, and designers earlier and current, the publication dissects the equipped atmosphere from either side of the legislations. no matter if deciding upon padlocks or mountaineering the partitions of high-rise residences, discovering gaps in a museum's surveillance regimen or discussing domestic invasions in old Rome, A Burglar's consultant to town has the instruments, the stories, and the x-ray imaginative and prescient you want to see structure as not anything greater than a drawback that may be outwitted and undercut.

Full of real-life heists-both unbelievable and absurd-A Burglar's consultant to town guarantees readers won't ever input a financial institution back with out imagining find out how to loot the vault or stroll down the road with out making plans the best getaway.

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To cover his debts and to pay his father’s legal fees, Becker found himself forced to carry out even more burglaries, and it wasn’t long before he was flying in his old burglary buddies to help him plunder from Texas’s computer companies. During one job, his brotherin-law Danny stumbled across a small safe in the corner of a store, pulled it from the floor, and carried it out to the minivan. When they got the safe open, they found more than $10,000 inside. Becker, always one to look for new entrepreneurial opportunities, PERMISSIONS AND AC K N OW L E D G M E N T S G R AT E F U L AC K N OW L E D G M E N T is made to the following for permission to reprint previously published material: “The Ones That Got Away,” by Robert Draper (GQ, January 2004).

No longer. To talk about Yemen today is to talk about terrorism. But that is America doing the talking. “You’ve been here for a while,” a Yemeni acquaintance said to me while I was there. ” And the only honest reply was no, Yemen did not seem that way. On the night of my arrival, I could hear the chattering of automatic gunfire somewhere 36 R O B E RT D R A P E R below the window of my heavily guarded hotel in Sanaa. But this was only the revelry of a wedding party, which I caught up to the next morning, in the Wadi Dhahr valley, where grapes and pomegranates and qat flourish.

That was in July. Sound familiar? To Clint Guenther, the FBI’s logistical coordinator for the USS Cole investigation, the jailbreak episode “didn’t surprise me one bit, considering that the cooperation we’d always gotten from the Yemen government was shoddy at best. ” And that was the way it was going to be. Just as America would Skip Hollandsworth T H E FA M I LY MAN f r o m Te x a s M o n t h l y W H E N M O T H E R S S AW T O D D B E C K E R in the carpool line at the elementary school in Stonebridge Ranch, an upscale bedroom community in McKinney, north of Dallas, they’d occasionally stop chatting on their cell phones and do a double take.

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