38: Thinking Like a Criminal

Episode 38 · February 22nd, 2021 · 35 mins 11 secs

About this Episode

Full show notes, including links, can be found at


In this week’s episode:

-Police “break into a home”

-Another bad lock pick article (but not as bad as the last one)

-Locksmith vs Aliens?

-Thinking like a criminal

-Other lockpicking criminals



Contact Information:

Email: podcast@thelocksportscast.com

Twitter https://twitter.com/charlescurrent 

Reddit: currentc57 on r/locksport

Discord: Lockpickers United as Current, Extraordinary League of Pickers as Current, CBC as Current

Join the Discord at http://discord.thelocksportscast.com





Executive Producers:



-Michael Gilchrist




-Pat from Uncensored Tactical

Chief Content Producer:

-Joshua Gonzalez 

Content Producers:








-Pocket Women

Special Thanks:





Recent stories related to locksport:


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» Bellingham officers assist elderly man by breaking into his home

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Community News:


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SpeedLocks Records:


New Products:



An Australian and New Zealand pickers discord named "Australasian Pickers" people can send HVLogic a message for an invite.


Police arrest man who used package to gain entrance into Triad woman's house

Inside the Mind of a Thief | Burglar Confessions

Burglar explains how he breaks into homes

Tips From a Thief:  Don't Be a Victim

  • Things criminals like
    • Privacy fences
    • Bushes
    • Anything that obscures the neighbors’ view.
    • Ground floor windows, especially older windows
    • A window in or next to the door.
    • Unemptied mailboxes
    • Newspapers left on lawn
    • Valuables left in cars, even if covered by something.

  • Things they don’t like
    • Active neighborhoods.
    • People walking around, working in yards
    • Nosey neighbors
    • Active neighborhood watch
    • Clear lines of sight with neighbors 
    • Wheelchair ramps 

One arrested for Feb. 4 Auburn burglary; second suspect still outstanding

Police Dismantle Holiday Home Burglary Ring On Spain's Costa Blanca

Three accused of trespassing in Bradford Township home   

(disabled people are more likely to be home)     


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