Stewart Riddell stood in front of his five best friends with a proposition. Steal a priceless work of art by Claude Monet from one of London’s most secure buildings. The National Gallery, on the North side of Trafalgar Square is a masterpiece of Victorian architecture and protective engineering. Almost all of the viewing galleries are positioned one and half stories above ground level, surrounded by walls that are five feet thick and made of solid sandstone, with no windows. CCTV monitors every room as well as infrared motion sensors. Each painting is individually alarmed with an independent backup. Cut the power to any alarm or move the painting more than an inch from the wall and the alarms activate trapping any would be thief behind magnetically sealed six inch thick solid steel doors, effectively bringing about his or her early imprisonment. A mystery American businessman is willing to pay $30million + expenses to acquire the work. The only question is how do they get it out?
- Publication Date
- Oct 1, 2011
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Gregor Murray