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How To Get Rich Cracking Safes

It's been several months now since the Tahoe Mystery Safe got opened, but the production company didn't live-stream it on the web as they told me they would. Supposedly they're saving a video sequence of it for the TV show "Found" on the Oprah Winfrey Network. If they can sell it, that is.

Maybe it's the economy, maybe it's too much YouTube, or maybe I'm imagining things, but it seems as if safe burglaries (or burglary attempts) are on the rise. I'm not doing any formal tracking, but I feel as if I hear about this more often nowadays.

As always, the majority of recent and past incidents are classifiable as attempts, rather than successful openings. However, there have a few more knowledgeable attacks, or so it would seem. In fact, recently someone forwarded a web link to an official-sounding alert re: an increase in ATM and bank vault attacks in Southern California by some well-organized and efficient groups that specialize in banks and ATMs. Ther…