I popped into our lovely chippy yesterday. As I was waiting for my dad's fish (cooked to order - it is a brilliant chippy), they told me that someone had made a huge hole in their cellar wall, where it was exposed at the back. They had made a massive space, taken loads of bricks away and left the poor owner with a headache. Fortunately they didn't take anything with them.
I thought about this for a bit. Someone must have planned it carefully,
as while it was at the back of the chippy, there are houses and flats
overlooking it and a big main road nearby. If it was too quiet any
noise would be overheard, but unless all was absolutely still there was a
good chance of getting seen. Then someone must have organised tools
and such, and gone to a lot of physical effort to get into a shop. I
don't know much about making a hole in a wall, but it can't be that easy
or houses would always be falling down.
All I could think was, if they put that much effort into a regular, non-criminal job, I bet that they would be really successful.