Tips on how to carry out burglaries, by Japanese thiefNovember 27th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): A Japanese thief, who calls himself as a gentleman cat burglar, has written a book on how one can carry out burglaries.
Hajime Karasuyama, the pen name of the career burglar, who wrote ‘Occupation, Thief; Annual income, Y30 million’, provides tips on how to gain access to a locked property and then get away again without leaving any signs.
Karasuyama, who says he earns around 270,000 pounds a year from burglary, claims to have developed an uncanny ability to guess where cash and valuables have been stashed in a home.
“Once we get inside a house, us thieves have an instinct for knowing where the money is squirreled away,” the Telegraph quoted him as telling the Shukan Taishu magazine in an interview about his book.
Karasuyama provided details on how he is able to pick any lock at will and how to silently use a glasscutter on a window, and even recommended investing in a new hybrid car as they have engines that are very quiet and do not attract attention when on the “job”.
Futabasha Publishing claims that a first print run of 10,000 copies of the book, which carries the warning “Please do not attempt to copy me” as its subtitle and costs 9.10 pounds, has almost run out in the 10 days since publication.
And it has dismissed suggestions that publishing what amounts to a manual of how to become a successful cat burglar is irresponsible.
“This book is not targeted at people who might want to become a burglar but more at home-owners who want to know how a thief thinks and how they can better protect their home,” Kenichi Nakazawa, the editor of the book, said.
“It is proving popular with a wide range of people because they previously had a very negative image of burglars, but Karasuyama is different.
“He has an image - of a gentleman cat burglar - that they come to admire,” he added. (ANI)
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