Blowing Up Unlocked Safe

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 07, 2015
     Category: Stupid Criminals | 1900s

A lot of safes are designed to be tough enough that if/when you 'blow them up' you also destroy the contents.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/07/15 at 08:35 AM
I may have read this in The Darwin Awards? Some thieves used explosives to open a safe at a mining company office. All the safe held was a large amount of dynamite.
Posted by BMN on 08/07/15 at 08:44 AM
"Think ya used enough dynamite there, Butch?"
Posted by KDP on 08/07/15 at 09:45 AM
They thought they had a great idea but it bombed.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/07/15 at 02:20 PM
Argosy magazine used to have a regular column called "Disorganized Crime."

Some thieves apparently worked all night and left behind an expensive collection of drills, chisels, etc. they'd brought to do the job, but they didn't get into a safe. If they'd turned on the office light, they'd have seen the sign saying it was only fireproof record storage and gave the combination.

Quite a few bank robbers wrote their hold-up notes on the back of personalized deposit slips.

One of my favorites: a guy working construction had to build a special form so a small wall safe could later be set into a poured concrete column. He and his buddies didn't know anything about opening safes, so they figured the best thing to do was blow away the column above and below the safe and drag it away. They set the charges and hid behind some furniture. The blast was quite successful! What they didn't realize is the column was holding up the roof. Firemen pulled them out of the rubble.
Posted by Phideaux on 08/07/15 at 05:39 PM
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