Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak (concluding part)
…continued from here
The next day they planned on having the stake out. While on the stake out they realized that there were only 2 guards instead of 5 in the daytime and it would be probably simpler to trick them. Thus, they decided to do the robbery the next day itself and get it over with.
“Nick, what are we going to do about the loot? We can’t just give it to them?” asked Kat
“I will take care of that, trust me I have something in mind. You please relax” assured Nick
On the day of the robbery, they were there at sharp 6 ‘o clock, 2 hours before the offices closed. After 8 ‘o clock as usual only two guards remained and quite easily they reached the main office cabin where the safe was.
“Come on let’s get to work and get out of here” said Nick
The safe was located below the table top and the way to open it was to open the table drawers in a specific pattern, kind of like a number lock with the top drawer being number 1 and last one being number 4. Kat figured the table would not be this heavy until it had something special in it, the unique thing being the built-in safe. The number lock was just a way to open the table top to display the safe.
“What now? How do we open it?” asked Kat
“Just see my fingers work honey” he said
He quickly worked his magic and within 5 minutes the safe door was open and they could see the microchip sitting inside it. She quickly went to grab it and before Nick could take hold of her hand she picked up the microchip. Within seconds the alarms went off and both of them quickly ran out of there.
“What just happened in there?” she asked while running out of there
“Well I think it was weight management”
“When you picked up the microchip it misbalanced, it must have been connected to something and when you remove it the alarms go off like they did just now” he explained
“Okay and how did you open it so quickly?” she asked
“No time now honey, I’ll explain later” he said and they ran out of there, the two guards saw them but they didn’t stop and kept on running before they could catch them.
“They saw us, we’re going to get caught Oh my God we are going to jail” cried Kat outside the building
“Kat listen to me we were wearing our fancy masks at all times right? They have not seen our faces; they have only seen two people run out of there stealing the chip. Relax we are okay” said Nick calming her down
At home, the next morning, they were looking at their loot and thinking what could be so important in that chip that they had to steal it. At that moment the door bell rang and they received a package again. Kat quickly opened it; there was a letter in it and a pen drive. The letter read – Mr. Vanson & Ms. Solley, you have successfully completed the task given to you, and we are delighted to hear that. Now loot has to be delivered by you and you would never hear from us. There is a trash can on the road opposite from your house, keep the package in there, wrap it in a blue bag and dump it in the trash can at exactly 12 ‘o clock today. We are sending you a reward for your job well done. But if you try to outsmart us and contact the police we also have something to show them. Good day.
When Kat played the pen drive it showed them entering the building and doing the robbery; both of them were aghast to see it and they had no option but to comply with them.
“What are you thinking now?” asked Kat when Nick was pacing the room deep in thought.
“I’m thinking we can’t just give them the microchip, we have to think of a way to get out of it. This will not be the end if we just give it to them” he said
“What are we going to do?”
“We have to lure them out in the open and expose them, but how? I don’t know” he said
“Leave a note in the bin instead of the microchip and tell them we want to talk” suggested Kat
“I don’t know honey, it could be very risky” he said
“What other choice do we have? We don’t know who they are, where they are? This is our best chance to contact them, we have something they want and they will listen to us at least” she explained
So at 12 ‘o clock, hesitatingly, Nick dropped the note in the trash can wrapped in a blue bag. A few hours later, he got a call from an unknown number.
“What did they say?” asked Kat
“They agreed to meet us tomorrow evening at 6 ‘o clock at around the corner café” he said
“We need to be really careful honey and not let them know what we are up to” he said
“Yes you are right”
At 5:45 both of them were ready to go.
“You know what we have to do” said Nick and Kat nodded
When they reached there the restaurant was empty, they took a table and waited for someone to show up.
“I believe you are here to meet with us” said a man in a black suit
“Ah yes, please have a seat” said Nick
“The package?” asked the man in black suit
“Before we hand it over, can you guarantee us that you won’t trouble us after all this over?” asked Nick
“Mr. Vanson, these are just minute things, why are you getting into them and spoiling both our time. We will give you a reward for your services to us, don’t worry”
“Just say you won’t trouble us again and the robbery is on you” he said
“Alright if it makes you feel better, we will not trouble you and we asked you to steal the microchip and get it to us; happy now, please hand over the package” he said
“Yes” he said and a dozen police officers came out suddenly from all corners and arrested the man in black suit.
Nick handed the microchip to police command in chief and started to walk away
“Wait Mr. Vanson, just answer this…”
“…How did you manage to break the lock, it’s supposed to be the world’s safest lock system?”
“Simple, it’s mine. The lock system used in that safe is from my company and obviously I know how to open it even without a key” he said and they both left the scene.
“I love you honey, I didn’t know you had thought of all this” said Kat when they safely reached home
“I thought of it while on our way to the café and that’s when I called the police. Remember I went to the bathroom as soon as we reached the café?” explained Nick
“Ah yes” said Kat and hugged him tightly