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Thieving/Picking Locks and General Thuggery Thread

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- Mon, 15 Aug 2016 19:31:42 EST 3nSXBCOy No.38033
File: 1471303902320.jpg -(113919B / 111.25KB, 1200x785) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Thieving/Picking Locks and General Thuggery Thread
Can we get a general discussion/guide thread about thieving/lockpicking/pickpocketing/B&E? Petty crimes only, I'm not interested in anything too heavy and I'm sure the admins of this board aren't either. Infographics, personal stories/experiences/advice of all kinds is welcomed, just nothing that can link you to a crime.
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Walter Turveyhood - Mon, 15 Aug 2016 22:15:28 EST GdxmLz76 No.38034 Reply
sounds like you're looking for 2005-era 4chins
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Cedric Pellydure - Mon, 15 Aug 2016 22:25:19 EST 3nSXBCOy No.38035 Reply
>>38034
I think a lot of people are looking for 2005-era chan to be honest
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Samuel Grandwater - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:27:57 EST 3nSXBCOy No.38037 Reply
OP here, just bought this lockpick set and practice lock https://www.amazon.com/Practice-NALAKUVARA-Transparent-Professional-Locksmith/dp/B01C2KK8AC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1471494200&sr=8-3&keywords=lock+pick+set

It has a really shitty spraypaint type coating that brushes off in the lock super easy when you're raking, but once you do that the picks are pretty smooth to use. I'm trying to figure out how much tension I need on my torque wrench while I'm scrubbing the pick, and it's a bitch to figure out but I'm having fun trying to fiddle with it.
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Albert Cleblinghotch - Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:33:47 EST 3nSXBCOy No.38039 Reply
>>38038
for a deadbolt without a guard, sure. it's a wee bit noisier though
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Phoebe Minderlag - Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:50:58 EST 3nSXBCOy No.38049 Reply
>>38043
that loud snap is pretty noisy for a thief, and that's assuming you can also catch the lock if it falls to the ground. if you got good at lockpicking you'd be *relatively* silent doing it.
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Edward Croddlewell - Sat, 29 Oct 2016 22:10:05 EST 2Ew27xB8 No.38113 Reply
>>38034
>>38035
or good ol' /shen/, for that matter...

only 2009/2010 kids will remember :v
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Ernest Fuffingsotch - Sun, 30 Oct 2016 21:40:50 EST Uzq369YM No.38114 Reply
who /shoplifter/ in here?
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Clara Turveyshit - Thu, 03 Nov 2016 06:31:03 EST CfRcPIve No.38116 Reply
>>38049
Actually, professional criminals are okay with making 1 noise. People rationalize things away and don't investigate without repetition. You hear glass bust one night next door. You won't investigate. You will just say it was a bottle or an accident or whatever. You hear it happen 20 times you may be like wtf? Let me see what is going on.

Same with locks or whatever. Also, the pop from a lock breaking isn't that big of a deal. It isn't that loud.

>Those round locks with waffle keys are about the best locks tho. Even just regular round locks are nearly impervious to most criminals. Bump keys are the bee knees though. Nobody uses or probably even knows that waffle or round keys are.

To be fair though, locks usually aren't the thing stopping people from doing something/stealing.
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George Fublingstine - Mon, 26 Dec 2016 13:53:35 EST Q6XZZO++ No.38161 Reply
>>38114
Grab bottle of hooch
Find empty aisle in grocery store
Slip bottle into interior pocket of coat/jacket
Zip up
Walk out
???
Drunk

Remember to look for cameras while browsing the store before getting to the hooch
Need to get a security thing off? Find a street sweeper bristle on the side of the road and use it to push the springy clamps up/in while pulling the device off the bottle.

It ain't rocket science
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George Grandson - Wed, 01 Mar 2017 01:14:20 EST /iqrVafI No.38253 Reply
>>38033
Rust up your practice locks, most likely the locks you're gonna pick aren't gonna be pristine and have been sitting outside since they bought it.
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breakabond - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 08:09:39 EST eiOCF28z No.38254 Reply
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I find it hard to accurately pick a lock by manipulating each pin tumbler, but give me a rake or bogota pick and I can bitch-pick basic locks.

I spent hours trying to pick a Schlage until I realized it had side-pins. Fuckin impossible.

Anyone tried to get a car open?
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Fuck Honningnare - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 19:13:52 EST 0wONT5Ii No.38258 Reply
>>38254

I gotchu, opening cars is actually pretty easy, especially if you have cover & a buddy!

One guy slips the edge of a crowbar through the top of the car door while the other takes a coat hanger &, after bending the hanger to fashion a sharp hook, slides it thru the separation between the pried car door and the vehicle's roof/canopy. Try to bend the hanger's hooking appendage such that the hook has some shape to it, so that it can keep it's frame (you can also do this to get a car window down if you locked your keys in your car, for example)

Homeboy tries to reach for the lock with the hanger, either pulling up on the locking button in the car or depressing the hook against an unlocking mechanism. Either or, depends on the car. I've pulled this off in NW DC outside a club called fucking Soundcheck at round 3am, pretty cool how few fucks people actually give about your business, especially when you're an intimidating thug.

Also, does anyone have a good lockset suggestion for a backpack? Right now I use the Master TSA lock series, & my friend has picked those pieces of shit on accident with his kit.
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Samuel Beggletetch - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 03:01:39 EST 0y2F+cIj No.38260 Reply
>>38033
Associate used to go to the Liquor store with me. Would buy a 40 or whatever, talk to clerk, as I like to talk. He would stuff a bottle or two in his tench-coat.

Walk out like nothing, I guess. he was Irish, potato famine was his occasional topic
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Martin Hosslebag - Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:58:15 EST OKlzD5b7 No.38282 Reply
why not just get a set of bump keys?

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