Google helps burglars steal $12K

 
 
By Steve Bryant  |  Posted 2007-07-10 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Two burgling n00bs who couldn't suss how to open a combination safe at a Colorado amusement center turned to Google for help.

The burglary at Bigg City, formerly Mr. Bigg’s Family Fun Center, turned into a comedy of errors early June 10. The burglars tried to disable a security camera by repeatedly spraying it with WD-40 — it only cleaned the lens — and spent an hour and 15 minutes trying to open three safes, apparently unaware that some types require the dial to be turned two or three times.

They finally did a Google search for “how to open a safe” and “how to crack a safe” on a computer in the next room.

“They’re not professional safe people,” said Colorado Springs police detective Chuck Ackerman. “No, they’re not.”

On the other hand, the Google query apparently worked: The burglars haven’t been caught, and they did get about $12,000. 

Kudos, gentlemen. You have succeeded in completely outsourcing your brain. 

 

 
 
 
 
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