September 5th, 2008

My first infiltration!

A few months ago, I was given a promotion at the restaurant I work at in downtown Philadelphia. Because of my new responsibilities, I've been given a set of keys to nearly ever part of the building. I heard the General Manager mention that it was once the First Bank of Philadelphia. I asked more about it, and he said that the vault was still in the building, but wouldn't say where. Last month I was approached by the building manager early one morning. He asked me to let him into the offices (located in the basement) because he and his staff were going to "do some cleaning in the vault." In our offices, behind a small door that I mistook for a broom closet, was the entrance to the vault. They had built an enclosure just to cover the door, and it was right behind the accountants desk! I asked his permission to go back and take photos and score some key and lock sets and some deposit boxes.
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