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Safe containing $10 million stolen from LA home
Associated Press ^ | April 2, 2012

Posted on 04/02/2012 6:23:30 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles police say burglars who broke into a Hancock Park home stole a safe believed to contain $10 million in cash, jewelry and other items.

A Police Department statement Monday says investigators believe crooks jumped a security gate and smashed a glass side door to enter the home in the wealthy neighborhood on March 16.

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1 posted on 04/02/2012 6:23:36 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I learned on “Storage Wars” that any safe, no matter how big. can be broken into in a matter of minutes.


2 posted on 04/02/2012 6:25:09 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Five bucks says the owner is in deep financial trouble but had his "stash" insured for ten million.
3 posted on 04/02/2012 6:26:28 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now, distribute it to us, the 99%, pronto!


4 posted on 04/02/2012 6:26:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Inside job.


5 posted on 04/02/2012 6:32:54 PM PDT by pterional
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To: Free ThinkerNY
10mil and NO security cameras...
6 posted on 04/02/2012 6:33:01 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: freedumb2003

You might be right but I once accompanied the Son of the founder of a very large department store. We were going to retrieve some records.

When we got there, I was shocked. The safe was about 8’X12’ and was on railroad tracks. It was huge! I have no idea how they got that thing inside the store but they may have very well ran it into the store on those tracks tho there were none on the outside.


7 posted on 04/02/2012 6:34:35 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: pterional

Without a doubt.


8 posted on 04/02/2012 6:35:28 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Apparently, the thieves took out an unbolted safe. You need to have a safe with a big bolt and bolted into the concrete foundation. The bolted safe must be flush with the ground so that someone cannot get a crowbar or other device to lever out the safe. The only quick way to detach a properly bolted safe is an explosive charge.


9 posted on 04/02/2012 6:37:05 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: freedumb2003
"I learned on “Storage Wars” that any safe, no matter how big. can be broken into in a matter of minutes."

The Number One way to secure a safe so no one can ever break into it is make sure no one knows you have a safe. Further, for someone to find one in your house you place it in a manner that would take them an hour or more to search for it.

10 posted on 04/02/2012 6:37:31 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I HATE it when that happens.


11 posted on 04/02/2012 6:39:39 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: freedumb2003

Large caliber round or explosive?


12 posted on 04/02/2012 6:40:49 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

You use a decoy safe - one that can be more easily found - and removed.

The real safe should be hidden in a concrete floor.


13 posted on 04/02/2012 6:41:05 PM PDT by DB
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To: DB

Thanks for the tip. My partners and I will use it next time.


14 posted on 04/02/2012 6:42:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Houston is experiencing a rash of home and jewelry store burglaries right now like nothing I have ever seen before.

My next door neighbors house was burglarized last week and the police saw the thieves escape through our back yard. They didn't get much other than our feeling of security. The neighbors have 2 English Mastiffs in the house but the “big girls” are youngsters and did not protect the home.

15 posted on 04/02/2012 6:43:24 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: DB

In the movies they are always behind a portrait on the wall.


16 posted on 04/02/2012 6:44:00 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: grumpygresh

>>Large caliber round or explosive?<<

Amazingly, just a hammer and crowbar seem to work even on the largest ones (that I have seen).


17 posted on 04/02/2012 6:47:07 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I could be wrong - wouldn’t be the first time and probably not the last but some POLITICIANS from L.A., of a color we’re not allowed to talk about live there.....


18 posted on 04/02/2012 6:48:44 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: pterional

19 posted on 04/02/2012 6:49:16 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds like an inside job. Somone knew the contents of the safe


20 posted on 04/02/2012 6:49:36 PM PDT by U-238
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds like an inside job. Somone knew the contents of the safe


21 posted on 04/02/2012 6:49:36 PM PDT by U-238
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To: Free ThinkerNY

10 mil in stash, no locked panic-room for the safe, no false wall, and no safe-drilled-to-the-foundation? in LA?

people....


22 posted on 04/02/2012 6:49:36 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Chode
Who the ^ell keeps $10 million in cash in the house?

I have $1 million in the house and the rest in jars buried in the back yard;)

23 posted on 04/02/2012 6:53:02 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: Thank You Rush

Exactly the one I was thinking of!!!!

“”Waters resides in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles, which is approximately six miles west of downtown. Her second husband, Sid Williams, played professional football in the NFL[49] and is a former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas under the Clinton Administration.[citation needed] In 1990, Waters, along with 15 other African American women and men, formed the African-American Women for Reproductive Freedom.[50]””


24 posted on 04/02/2012 6:56:16 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: yarddog

I know what framed picture William Devane keeps his gold-filled safe behind. :-)


25 posted on 04/02/2012 6:57:22 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: mdittmar
i guess you don't need security for only a mil then... 8^)
26 posted on 04/02/2012 7:02:37 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Hatteras

I know who William Devanne is but have no idea what else is about that post.


27 posted on 04/02/2012 7:08:34 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Chode

” 10mil and NO security cameras... “

This guy is either an idiot, or a scam artist : )


28 posted on 04/02/2012 7:23:44 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
and with no name or picture, the media is making it harder to make that determination... i wonder why?
29 posted on 04/02/2012 7:26:47 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: freedumb2003

I learned on “Storage Wars” that any safe, no matter how big. can be broken into in a matter of minutes.


All a lock can do is keep an honest man honest. A lock will not keep out a real thief.


30 posted on 04/02/2012 7:30:35 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: mdittmar; Chode

Address please : )


31 posted on 04/02/2012 7:30:39 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I personally lose a lot of sleep fretting about that happening to me!


32 posted on 04/02/2012 7:33:08 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You know, part of me wondered if taking that safe was going to be worth it....but now that the ‘news’ has told be there’s $10mil inside, I’m happy I did. /s


33 posted on 04/02/2012 7:34:23 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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34 posted on 04/02/2012 7:35:36 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Mad Dawgg

“The Number One way to secure a safe so no one can ever break into it is make sure no one knows you have a safe.”

You put in a small safe with nothing of real value in it where it can be found easily and hide the real one with the valuables.


35 posted on 04/02/2012 7:38:47 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: stephenjohnbanker
i'm sure you could put it to work better than sitting in a jar...
36 posted on 04/02/2012 7:43:03 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Its in Hancock Park and its in a real nice place in LA. I used to date someone from there.


37 posted on 04/02/2012 7:49:37 PM PDT by U-238
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To: freedumb2003
I learned on “Storage Wars” that any safe, no matter how big. can be broken into in a matter of minutes.

Then there was that case in 1976 where the bankers needed three hours to break into their own safe ...

http://www.brightreview.co.uk/ARTICLE-Sewer-Rats.html

... and they were not pleased!

38 posted on 04/02/2012 8:07:32 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Revolting cat!

Sorry about your $10 million. :(


39 posted on 04/02/2012 8:09:21 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Safe containing $10 million stolen from LA home

Chump change. Everyone knows the real money is in the freezers of Democrat Congressmen.


40 posted on 04/02/2012 8:17:58 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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How secure is a vault door on a concrete room compared to a large safe?


41 posted on 04/02/2012 8:20:32 PM PDT by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Reminds one of the movie, “The Italian Job.”


42 posted on 04/02/2012 8:22:53 PM PDT by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: deks

I would think that a reinforced concrete vault would be more difficult to break into than a steel one.

I was looking into concrete when I built my safe, but I ended up making the exterior out of steel. It’s still a work in progress. The door weighs 1200 lbs. I still bolted it to the slab.


43 posted on 04/02/2012 8:32:37 PM PDT by Elderberry
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To: pterional
Inside job.

Ditto.
44 posted on 04/02/2012 8:35:09 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where was Danny Ocean at the time?


45 posted on 04/02/2012 8:35:13 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: U-238

Actually, Obama makes frequent fundraising stops in Hancock Park.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/24/obama-los-angeles-visit-t_n_1027847.html


46 posted on 04/02/2012 8:38:23 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

She lived there and we went to the same school. We never agreed on politics.She works for Boeing and always gives me on the inside information on what is happening.


47 posted on 04/02/2012 8:43:53 PM PDT by U-238
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To: U-238

The butler did it !


48 posted on 04/02/2012 8:58:52 PM PDT by Claytonbridge
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To: mdittmar

Hmm. We’ll be right over!


49 posted on 04/02/2012 9:09:20 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

$10 milion dollars is a lot of money, to nearly everybody, to have on hand.

Since we don’t know who it was stolen from, it could be nearly anybody.

Is there a chance that this is drug money?


50 posted on 04/02/2012 9:09:55 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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