Do you know how the boldest and most audacious robbery and theft of a wealthy apartment occurred?
Planning a robbery and theft📝🏴☠️
In the boldest robbery, the thief approached his fellow prisoners and began narrating his story and how he managed to catch and imprison them.
The thief said: “I used to work in a restaurant as a janitor, and the restaurant had several floors, with a storeroom on the fourth floor where cleaning tools, maintenance equipment, and some old furniture such as chairs and used tables were kept.”
Adjacent to the restaurant’s rooftop, where the storeroom was, there was a large apartment, and the balcony of the apartment was not far from the restaurant’s rooftop, just about three meters away.
This loft was involved by a little family, comprising a father, mother, child, and servant.
I noticed the residents of the apartment whenever I went up to the storeroom or took something from it, especially when the balcony or window was open.
To my surprise and curiosity, this family turned out to be wealthy, evident from their clothing and the luxurious furniture in the apartment, as well as the presence of a maid.
The devil began to play with my mind, and it managed to control my emotions, leading me to plan to break into the apartment and steal from it.
One day, as I stood in front of the restaurant, a new car stopped near the building, and workers entered the building carrying travel bags, which they loaded into the car.
The owner of the apartment was standing next to the car.
After loading the bags and some belongings, the owner, along with his wife, son, and maid, got into the car, and it drove away, disappearing from my sight.
I went to the building’s guard, with whom I had a good relationship, and asked him, “Whose new car was that which left a while ago?”
He replied, “It belongs to the owner of the apartment on the fourth floor. He bought it two days ago.
They are going on a vacation by the sea.”
Executing a Robbery and theft🚪💼
In the middle of a pitch-dark night, with no moonlight due to the end of the Hijri month, I ascended to the storeroom.
I brought along a mask and a ladder from the storeroom.
Then I proceeded to the restaurant’s rooftop, which faced the balcony of the apartment.
I cautiously placed the ladder between the restaurant’s rooftop and the balcony.
I climbed up the ladder, holding my breath, and reached the balcony. My heart was pounding with fear.
I carefully opened the balcony using a screwdriver and some tools I had brought for this purpose. I then brought the ladder inside the apartment.
Once inside, I didn’t turn on the lights but used a small flashlight I had with me to search for valuable items.
I found a small and modern personal computer in one of the rooms.
In another room, I discovered a gold-studded women’s watch, a gold necklace, and a silver ring.
In one of the drawers of a desk located in the adjacent room, I found some money.
On the desk, there was a notepad with addresses and a key bundle. I assumed that the apartment key was among them.
I headed toward the main door, trying each key one after the other until one of them opened the door. I had identified the apartment number.
I left the door slightly ajar so that if anyone from the outside touched it, it would open easily. Then, I went to the telephone, extracted the plumber’s phone number, and left the apartment.
The plumber in the circle of suspicion🔍🔧
I picked up the phone and called the plumber, telling him that the oven had a malfunction and asking him to come in the morning.
I gave him the address of the building and the apartment number, which was number 15.
After carrying everything I could and placing it in a bag I had brought with me, I returned to the balcony.
There, I placed the ladder and climbed back up to the restaurant’s rooftop. I lifted the ladder and put it back in the storeroom.
On the morning of the next day, the plumber arrived at the building and went up to the apartment.
He rang the doorbell, but no one answered. He knocked on the door, and as soon as he knocked, the door opened, but no one came out.
The plumber went back downstairs, and at the building’s entrance, he was seen by the building’s guard.
In the evening, the guard went up to clean the building’s staircase.
When he approached apartment number 15, he found its door wide open.
He wondered, “When did they return from their trip? I didn’t notice them.”
He stood in front of the apartment’s door and called out for them, but there was no response.
Doubts started creeping into the guard’s mind, and he thought, “Where did they go?
“He then took out his phone and called the apartment owner, but there was no answer.
The apartment owner hurried back to the apartment after his vacation.
He found the door open and realized that the apartment had been robbed. He immediately reported the theft to the police.
The investigator questioned the apartment owner, who confirmed that he was away on vacation.
The investigator also questioned the building’s guard, who informed him that he found the apartment’s door open.
The investigator asked the apartment owner to enter the apartment to find evidence that could lead him to the culprit.
The owner entered the office room and identified what had been stolen from there, as well as from an adjacent room, where a necklace and some money were stolen, among other things.
The first clue in uncovering a robbery and theft🕵️♂️🧩
The investigator looked around and saw the balcony. He asked the apartment owner to open the balcony, but it wouldn’t budge.
The investigator asked if the balcony was usually closed and difficult to open.
The owner replied, “It always opens easily, and I don’t know why it wouldn’t open today.”
The investigator then asked for a plumber working for the police to be brought in.
The plumber arrived, and the investigator asked him to determine the reason for the difficulty in opening the balcony.
The plumber said, “The balcony was opened without a key and then forcefully closed.
We need to open it gently to avoid breaking it and then open the balcony door.” The investigator entered, and he saw the restaurant near it.
The investigator was puzzled by the fact that the apartment’s outer door was open while the balcony door was closed.
He said, “I’ll start with the guard and then with the restaurant staff.”
Second clue: Contacting the plumber☎️🤝
The investigator requested to interrogate the guard again and said to him, “Tell me every detail about what happened on the day you saw the apartment’s door open.
“The guard started narrating numerous events, but the investigator didn’t pay much attention.
When the guard mentioned, “I saw a plumber leaving the building, and I didn’t know which apartment he went to because I was in the room at the time of his entry into the building,”
The investigator asked, “Do you know this plumber?” The guard replied, “Yes, the apartment owner knows him well since he always calls him for maintenance work.”
The investigator asked the apartment owner to contact the plumber.
When the plumber arrived, the investigator told the owner, “After you called me two days ago, I came and found the apartment’s door open.”
The owner said, “I didn’t call you.”
The investigator asked the plumber, “May I use your phone?
“The plumber agreed and handed his phone to the investigator.
The investigator opened the phone and started looking for outgoing calls made from the apartment’s phone, especially on the day of the incident.
He found a call made from apartment number 15 to the plumber’s phone.
Shaking his head, the investigator said, “The investigation with you is over, and a new investigation will begin.”
Third clue: Disappearance of the burglary tool🧰🤷♂️
The investigator went to the restaurant and met the restaurant manager.
He asked him to accompany him to the rooftop of the restaurant.
The manager agreed and took the investigator up to the rooftop.
The investigator entered the rooftop and saw the storeroom.
He asked the restaurant manager to open it, and one of the employees brought the key and unlocked the storeroom.
The investigator was surprised to find nothing in the storeroom that could allow a person to move from the rooftop to the balcony.
However, he was certain that the burglary started from there.
But where was the tool that facilitated the burglar’s movement from the restaurant’s rooftop to the balcony?
The investigator asked the restaurant manager to bring the inventory record of the items in the storeroom.
The manager brought the record, and the investigator started reading it.
Suddenly, he stopped reading and said to the restaurant manager, “There is a wooden ladder mentioned in the record; where is it?
“The manager was surprised and looked at the record, confirming that the ladder was indeed missing.
The investigator thought to himself, “The threads of the crime are gradually unraveling.
” He then started searching the storeroom and its surroundings for the ladder but couldn’t find it.
Fourth clue: Potato peels reveal robbery and theft🥔🔎
But the investigator did not give up.
He started wandering in front of the storeroom, searching every corner of it.
After a few moments, the investigator shouted and called the restaurant manager, saying, “I found the ladder!”
The restaurant manager hurried over but didn’t see any ladder.
He asked the investigator, “Where is the ladder?” The investigator replied, “Look here.
“The restaurant manager saw burn marks on pieces of wood.
The investigator took a small remaining piece of the ladder and asked the manager, “Isn’t this a remnant of the ladder?” The manager confirmed, “Yes, it is.”
The investigator was convinced that the burglar was one of the restaurant employees.
He asked the restaurant manager to assist him in identifying the culprit.
The investigator took the list and excluded four of them because they were illiterate.
The person who made the call from the apartment could read the names on the note.
He also excluded Khames due to his old age; it would be very difficult for a person in their fifties to climb a ladder in the air.
Two suspects remained. Who among them was the bold burglar?
The capture of the audacious thief🦸♂️🚓
The investigator requested the presence of the oldest among the seven workers.
He came forward, and the investigator asked, “Do you remember what you all ate that evening?
” The man replied, “I remember.” The investigator continued, “What did you eat?
“We brought a bag of potatoes, roasted them, and ate them.
” The investigator asked, “Where was the roasting done?” He replied, “In the restaurant’s oven.”
The investigator inquired further, “Did all of you roast and eat the potatoes?
“The man responded, “No, because Sobhi told us, ‘Leave my share; I will roast it later. I don’t feel like eating right now.'”
The restaurant manager asked, “Why are you asking these strange questions?
” The investigator explained, “Because I found small pieces of potato peels on the ladder’s ashes.”
Then the investigator said to the restaurant manager, “I know who the thief is.”
The manager laughed and said, “Thanks be to God for sending us an investigator like you, or else Sobhi would have stolen the restaurant.”