One of Britian’s leading safe crackers has failed in his bid to become the first man in the UK to open the seal on a slab of cheese without resorting to violence.
Top villain Freddie ‘Fingers’ McClain said that in over 35 years of cracking safes he had never come across such an ingenious way of safeguarding valuables than the seal on a 1/2lb block of mature cheddar.
McClain said he had broken into some of the most secure banks and safe deposit boxes across Europe but admitted he had met his match in trying to crack the seal on a slab of Cathedral City.
The five-time world champion safe cracker admitted he had not given himself enough time to break into the resealable bag and should not have compared the job to a much easier one he carried out on the Zurcher Kantonalbank in Geneva.
‘I was in and out of the Zurcher job in under four hours, the diamonds were on sale on the black market within six .....but I never stood a chance with the Cathedral City bag.
Those cheese guys are at the top of their game’ sighed the villain.
McClain admitted he eventually cut through the resealable plastic bag using a pair of kitchen scissors.
‘But I was too late, the cheese had already gone mouldy and the bread was stale so I had to make do with a spoonful of Branston and a Ryvita’.
When asked if he had any words of wisdom for young safe crackers trying to make it in the underworld, the modern day Raffles advised them to get tooled up before going on their first blag.
‘Forget what the purists say about firearms’ advised Britain’s most wanted ‘try holding up a post office in broad daylight or maybe a bookmakers using a sawn-off shotgun before even attempting your first resealable bag.
It’s my one big regret....if I had gone in tooled up I would have been eating cheese and not a dry rye based crisp-bread for tea.
Ray Winstone uses a pump action all the time and he doesn’t even like cheese’.
Resealable cheese bag thwarts East End villain
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One of Britian’s leading safe crackers has failed in his bid to become the first man in the UK to open the seal on a slab of cheese without resorting to violence.Posted 4 years ago #
Agree - been there, done that (the battle with sealed cheese packs I mean, not the robbery stuff.) Have some stars.Posted 4 years ago #
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