A Profile of a Master-thief [The Steal]

April 8th, 2010 § 0 comments

Mmmmm. I love this kind of story. The full story of a brilliant thief, his empire and his demise.

Blanchard wasn’t listening. He was noting the motion sensors in the corner, the type of screws on the case, the large windows nearby. To hear Blanchard tell it, he has a savantlike ability to assess security flaws, like a criminal Rain Man who involuntarily sees risk probabilities at every turn. And the numbers came up good for the star. Blanchard knew he couldn’t fence the piece, which he did hear the guide say was worth $2 million. Still, he found the thing mesmerizing and the challenge irresistible.

Art of the Steal: On the Trail of World’s Most Ingenious Thief

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