Guest G Manifesto: The Complete Guide to Burglary

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The Complete Guide to Burglary

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1. Digital-capable Police scanner in car.

2. Digital-capable +/- Analogue Police scanners on waist utility belt.

3. Digital radio in car. Pioneer CD/MP3 player. GPS(TomTom? research needed). Mobile-Infrared Trip Device.
Laser detectors, jammers & veil. Phantom plate & spray.
Infrared GPS-based camera detection. Radar-based camera detection.

4. Two-Way radios. (Either links your to your buddy, or to the scanner in your car,
in which case you can dump the scanners ones on your waist)

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5. Surgical gloves, thin leather gloves.

6. Coloured contact lenses, black nomex balaclava/skimask, black sunglasses, black bandana.
Oakley/Scott eye protection.

7. Chase Durer special forces watch, (Jack Bauer watch? lol.), casio digital watches.

8. Checking they are not home.
Don’t use landlines or mobile on the same day. Don’t ever mention your career on the phone. Leave your mobile at home.
If you must use one, use a payphone, or a spare pay-as-you phone. Hide your number (141 in the UK)
Burn the sim-card, throw the phone in the lake where you dumped that silly woman, lol.

9. “Digital Signal Processing” electronic voice changers.
Do you really want to go jail because the woman recognised your voice as identical to “that man in the balaclava”?
It’s already happened to one guy in America. Your voice is as individual as your DNA.

10. Footprints. Forensic problems + dirt placement. Rubber moulding can be used, but this affects the grip of the shoe.
You could just tape the bottom of your boots/shoes with thin strips of duct tape.
However, the police can still attain your shoe size from this.
Shoe size can be matched to approximate height, which if a seperate witness (post-crime) comes forward
can make you look a bit dodgy. I ain’t playin’ by whitey’s rules.

11. No fingerprints on any tools that are worn while inside a target. Surgical gloves + Rubbing alcohol.
(in case of a confrontation and dropping a Maglite or similar tool)

12. Don’t keep Stolen Goods in your own house, or anyone elses for that matter. Bury them in the woods.
Record the GPS location.
Keep the recorded location in a non-computerized non-digitized format (on a piece of paper!) somewhere hidden.
Better yet, memorize the co-ordinates.

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13. Don’t keep Burglary Tools in your own house, or anyone elses for that matter. Bury them in the woods.
Record the GPS location.
Keep the recorded location in a non-computerized non-digitized format (on a piece of paper!) somewhere hidden.
Better yet, memorize the co-ordinates.

14. Leave no witnesses, prior, during and after, if at all possible.
It is very possible to remain unseen prior to the Burglary/Heist, and during it, but never underestimate the impact of being seen near the scene of the C, especially afterwards.
Even if you are not suspicious, the very fact you were seen is bad enough.
Being seen includes the possibility of forensic composites (drawn by sketch artists or computer) being produced.

15. 1/3/5 – Minute rule. Self-explanatory.

16. Cellular jammers(x2), 1) clamped to alarm panel, 2) worn on belt.

17. Wireless frequency jammers (x1), needs large range(high power), worn on belt.

18. Fingerprint dust for alarm panel, rubbing alcohol. Tiny camera can be planted if you’re prepared to bug them in order to
get the code.

19. Dogs can smell fear, don’t let it happen. Blane Nordahl walked past sleeping dogs, so can you.

20. Glass cutters, laser if necessary.

21. Handcuffs, cable ties, rope.

22. Stun batons, stun guns, tasers, flick batons, mace.

23. Method of entry (lockpicks, window/panel removal, breaching charges, C4)

24. Abseiling.

25. Fitness (5 miles must be possible in 30 minutes)

26. Strength training, agility, balance.

27. Tell nobody.

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28. Alibi: plausable deniability. “Officer, how could I have been there? At the supposed time of this crime I was out at the x vs y boxing fight in NYC”.

29. Computer equipment should never enter the target location, except for very special circumstances.

Tactical, military, and radio equipment is preferred.

30. Smoke grenades, Flashbangs, Tear Gas.

31. Gas masks.

32. The police essentially have 3 things to work on. Evidence, witnesses and ‘modus operandi’.
The police are good at their job, but cannot solve the impossible.
Some departments have more time, money and resources.
Most will just attempt to attain latent prints at entry/exit points, and maybe darkened room footprint examination.

33. Evidence – What day did it occur? What time did it occur? Were residents present?
Nosy neighbours hear anything, see anything? Suspicious vehicles or people?
What has been stolen? What value does this have? Identifiable features?(serial numbers?)
Has anything been left behind? (Tools)
Fingerprints, footprints, hairs, DNA?
Is anything out of place, yet not “stolen”? Pillowcases?
Witnesses- BEFORE – Car area? Driver? Neighbourhood? Surrounding area? Suspicious people?
DURING – Were the home owners in? Did they hear noises and disturb the burglar?
Did people return home to find a window smashed or door pried open/kicked in, or even picked?
AFTER – Did anyone see a suspicious character in this rough area at XX:XXpm?
How tall were they? What were they carrying? How was their demeanour?
Were they seen in the company of anybody else? Did they get into a car?
Modus Operandi – What was the rough time of the crime? How was entry attained?
Were the home owners lax on home security or the total opposite?
Check the house for a different exit point to entry?
(especialy in cases where people return home and end up disturbing burglars).
How clean does the crime appear?

There are 4 type of burglars, OPPORTUNIST, JUNKIE, SEMi-PRO and PROFESSIONAL.

The chances of having your house targeted by professional burglars is extremely low. I ain’t playin’ wit ya ass, so don’t call up and play wit me.

34. Wait until people are out, B-IN, S-THE-STUFF.

35. Entry (2 routes) Exit (2 routes). At the very least.

36. The Internet is your friend, it’s not only for porn. Despite what Google claim, Google Earth and Google Maps were actually made for burglars.

37. Learn from the best. The 4 best burglars of all time.
(Alan William Golder – , Bill Mason – “Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief, The Dinnerset Gang (Peter Salerno), Court TV Masterminds show, , and Jack MacLean – 1983 book Superthief.)

38. Watch Masterminds on CourtTV for hints. Watch Forensic science shows. CSI, Law & Order, LA Forensics, AMW, CrimeWatch UK. Learn to plant false evidence.

39. Military boots, and anti-sweat socks.

40. Hygiene (maybe a bit of a silly one, but I’d keep fingernails and toenails as short as possible, same applies to all body hair.)

41. Don’t trash the place, it wastes time and achieves nothing. Remember, this is nothing personal. This is not a competition, this is a co-operation.

42. Get a decent set of screwdrivers, pliers, alligator clips.

43. Get a decent tool for prying open doors and window frames. I recommened Blackhawk’s Hallagan tool.
Dynamic Entry make a good range of bolt cutters, prybars, and battering rams.

44. Never target your own neighbourhood.

45. The big brother affect. If you are going to be entering and exiting any major cities, seriously think about
CCTV and cameras (I am a bit over obsessed with this topic).
If you are using a stolen car, it will flag up on CCTV possibly,
or on UK Police ANPR system (Automatic Number-Plate Recognition)
This system checks the database for the owner of the car, the status, the licence, tax, and past history.
If you use your own car, never park within 3 miles of a target (hence fitness becomes very important).
Use Radar-based and GPS-based camera detection, laser detection, laser jammers and laser veils on your car.
Use Phantom Plate covers and spray to make your car invisible to cameras.

46. Night vision goggles. Real life should be as similar to Splinter Cell and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, as possible.

47. Don’t leave messages behind. Again, it’s very tempting. Blame Don Vincent, aka “Reverend X”.

48. Attn UKers: Don’t cut the phone lines unless you know they don’t have BT Redcare.
BT Redcare monitors the phone line, if it’s cut, it still signals as suspicious.
BT Redcare has an option called Redcare GSM, where alarm landlines are monitored and have a GSM cellular backup link.
I’ve emailed several alarm companies asking them about jamming. I got conflicting results.
However, because Redcare GSM uses the BT O2 network, via a GSM signal, I think it could be blocked like any normal cellular phone.
BT Redcare GSM is only activated if the home landline is tampered with, but it is always “silently active”.
It does send the occasional signal to the monitoring centre. Not sure how often, probably 1 per minute at most.
Besides, over 90% of UK alarms are false alarms, so maybe you’re not scared of alarms.


These are basically marker devices. SmartWater can be used to mark home items, and spray over intruders.
The police use UV-lamps to analyse stolen goods and people who may be suspects.
Better get used to these, because they are here to stay.

50. Never use chewing gum on the same day as the crime.
Never bite your fingernails. Recently a BBC1 show called “Beat the Burglar” demonstrated how DNA can be extracted
and matched to the scene of the crime.
If breaking a window is required, make sure you are very careful. Wear two layers of gloves and cover the soles of your
shoes. “Beat the Burglar” featured SOCO’s (scene of crime officers) finding minute blood stains on broken glass from
both windows and doors. This is used to match DNA to offenders on record, to help prove innocence, and if arrested, guilt.

51. Mirrors on extendable rods, to check for sensors and type of sensor.

52. Once inside, find the landline phone sockets and phones. Remove the connection cable for the wall socket, and cut it.
If the phone or phones are “Digital Cordless” (for example DECT or wifi), this will make them useless. If it is a standard analogue phone, repeat the
same process, then cut the line linking the handset to the base. I have already mentioned cellular jamming, and this
is an excellent addition to your equipment. However, these tactics will probably not stop the “nosey neighbour” syndrome.

53. UV lamp for inspection of marker like Smartwater..

54. Burglars learn to adapt to security systems. In New Jersey, some burglars developed a unique break-in method.
The burglars would rattle the windows causing the alarm to sound and then hide in the bushes, waiting for the police to arrive. Once the police found nothing and left the location, the burglars would proceed with the break-in.

55. The problem with security systems is that they don’t necessarily stop people from breaking in. The security system is
only activated when the burglar has broken into the house. Also, by the time the intruder is detected and someone
responds to the alarm, there could be enough time for the intruder to remove items and leave. If the system does not
cause visible or audible alarms to flash or sound at the site, or there is no one nearby to see or hear these site
alarms, the intruder can leave without being seen.

56. How Do False Alarms Affect Service?
False alarms with security alarm systems are a significant concern. It is estimated between 95 percent and 99 percent
of the alarms received are false. Because of this, most police departments require the system, if it alarms remotely
by telephone, to first go through a monitoring company.
To combat the false alarm problem, some police departments are imposing fines for false alarms after a specified
number of false alarms.

57. Plant false evidence. See those cigarettes/chewing gum left on the ground immediately after use? Put on surgical/leather gloves.
Pick them up and put them in a an evidence bag. Leave them at the scene. Do not contaminate any evidence.
Raid bins for empty cans of juice. These provide valuable DNA evidence.

58. Keys left in door – coat hanger, string, straightening rods, loops.

59. Don’t be a moron, morons get caught.

60. Surveillance Via Cell Phones
It captures criminals:
Today, even murderers carry cell phones.
They may have left no witnesses, fingerprints or DNA. But if a murderer makes calls on a cell phone around the time of the crime (and they often do), they leave behind a trail of records that show not only who they called and at what time, but where they were when the call was made.
The cell phone records, which document what tower a caller was nearest when he dialed, can put a suspect at the scene of the crime with as much accuracy as an eyewitness. In urban areas crowded with cell towers, the records can pinpoint someone’s location within a few blocks.
Should a suspect tell detectives he was in another part of town the night of the murder, records from cell phone towers can smash his alibi, giving detectives leverage in an interview.
I am fine with the police using this tool, as long as the warrant process is there to ensure that they don’t abuse the tool.

61. Investigators tend to have difficulty solving crimes without cooperating eyewitnesses, knowledgeable informants, obvious suspects, or quick confessions.

62. The people who produce and write CSI have every right to take dramatic license. It is not their intention to mislead, but to entertain. Still, television is a powerful medium that can create false impressions. And the false impression created by CSI and other forensic science programs is this: That American detectives rely heavily on physical evidence, and do careful crime scene work. In reality, investigators in America have always gone for the quick solution to a case, preferring direct evidence in the form of eyewitness testimony, jail house informants, and confessions. Moreover, many prosecutors are uncomfortable pursuing circumstantial cases based entirely on physical evidence. Trials are less
about truth finding and justice than about winning and losing, and prosecutors want to win. Because circumstantial cases are risky, time consuming, and costly, prosecutors tend to avoid them. In reality, forensic science does not play nearly as big a role as it should in the solution and prosecution of criminal cases.

63. Pre-op surveillance.

Binoculars, directional/parabolic microphones.
Don’t be seen or heard. Ghillie suit. Camo’s.

1. The master bathroom. Walter says that nine times out of ten, he hit the jackpot with a jewelry box on the vanity or in a drawer.

2. The closet. You’re not fooling anyone by hiding your jewelry out of sight. An experienced robber will know just where to look.

3. Your dresser drawers. Drawers are another typical hiding place for cash or jewelry.

4. The underwear drawer. Someone looking for valuables won’t be embarrassed about pawing through your delicates.

5. A nightstand. Even if they’re on both sides of the bed, Walter says, a criminal will check them thoroughly.

65. Watch the “Spirit of Truth” video on, featuring Don Vincent, aka Reverend X. It will change your life for the better.

66. Play as much Soldier of Fortune 2, Rainbow Six, and Splinter Cell, as possible.

67. Stealth, Surprise, Speed, Self-Belief, watch them from every angle, dominate and control space by being there yet being invisible and quiet.

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20 Comments on "Guest G Manifesto: The Complete Guide to Burglary"

  1. The G Manifesto
    27/08/2007 at 2:39 am Permalink

    Good manifesto again. I cant wait for the greatest pick up line of all time.

  2. The G Manifesto
    Alan Golder - Dinnertime Bandit
    05/09/2007 at 11:21 pm Permalink

    Why thank you! LoL.

  3. The G Manifesto
    05/02/2008 at 1:50 am Permalink


  4. The G Manifesto
    Alan Golder - Dinnertime Bandit
    05/02/2008 at 8:47 pm Permalink

    I am not promoting crime at all. We are all adults here, people choose to embark on whatever course they so desire. Professional burglars cause the least society-effecting problems of all burglars.

    You want to talk about crime and it’s effects on society, lets talk about rapists, muggers, and as you mentioned, heroin addicts. There are far worse people in the world than Alan Golder.

  5. The G Manifesto
    The G Manifesto
    05/02/2008 at 9:04 pm Permalink

    Agreed. Cat Burglars are not “the lowest of the human race” In fact, I would give politicians, corporate CEO’s, rapists and child abusers that title.

    “most burglars are drug addicts” – I would say that most of the human population is a drug addict of some sort. Dont single out burglars.

    Ultimately, most high end burglars are simply re-distributing some of the worlds wealth from the ultra rich and insurance companies. Two groups I dont shed a tear for.


  6. The G Manifesto
    Alan Golder - Dinnertime Bandit
    25/02/2008 at 8:28 pm Permalink

    Amen to that, brother!

  7. The G Manifesto
    29/02/2008 at 10:44 am Permalink

    Hmmmm… you sound like you’ve thought about going to “work” alot. I have only two things that I can think of that you forgot to add to your set of tools listed. Ear plugs (for alarms) dude they disorient the hell out of me. And those hearing amplifiers. Better hearing alows you to have better situational awareness. Other than that, Mr. G , I’d like to thank you for helping a generation B-IN THE-STUFF.


  8. The G Manifesto
    31/03/2008 at 8:27 pm Permalink

    Do you know where i can get a copy of Secrets of a Superthief?

  9. The G Manifesto
    Treadstone Black Operations
    08/07/2008 at 5:25 am Permalink

    Hi Kaz,

    This is the Dinnertime Bandit here, site is down and got rid of that google account. Need a revamp.

    Yes, ear plugs are a must. I would recommend at least 30dB of protection for each ear. When I’m using flashbangs (160dB within 5 feet)during a burglary, I always wear 90dB of protection in each ear.

    There are now new Uniden Digital capable base/mobile scanners available, and those are an absolute must.

    Anything which increases situational awareness is handy, but you have to end it somewhere. Normal eyesight and hearing should be ok.

  10. The G Manifesto
    Alan Golder
    15/07/2008 at 2:04 pm Permalink

    Coby, I obtained my copy of “Secrets of a Superthief” from the website and

    I would also recommend trying Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Ebay, GreenMetropolis and the UK company called “The Book Depository”.

  11. The G Manifesto
    Sharon Fitzsimmons(Nordahl)
    07/11/2008 at 11:14 am Permalink

    I have mixed emotions about the information you are giving the “average” person, but then again if a person wants to begin a life of crime he will with or without your article but I wish you would also let them in on the flip /down side when you get caught.

    My son, Blane, is on your list. I do want to state that the people he was to have stolen from all had insurance and some of those made fraudent statements as to what was stolen….his target was “silver” nothing less…nothing more. Blane did not use drugs, and to this day I say his real down fall was his choice in “girl friend(s)”. You might want to add this to your list of things to be careful of!!!!

  12. The G Manifesto
    25/11/2008 at 1:34 am Permalink

    Hmm…You say that the “Forbidden places” are the “closet, nightstands, and underwear drawers.” Thank you so much, none of us would be intelligent enough to look in those places if you hadn’t told us. What about places educated people would hide their valuables in, Behind A/c vent covers, In cereal boxes, in their fridge. I assure you I am not a whale who thinks Capn’Crunch and leftover pizza are valuable, these are legitimate places people hide things in everyday. Have you ever found a Kilo inside a cereal box??? No? Maybe you should of dumped it on the floor and checked. You say that trashing the place is not the way to go, but in fact it is required to check everything and stay inside of the “1/3/5 Minute rule” (Which is actually something usefull that you said.) Earlier you listed the types of burglars, I believe you are somewhere between Junkie and Semi-Pro, and you got your ideas for this by watching shows and studying others work. The guys you studied were caught, you will be too if you follow them. Don’t get upset Mr.Dinertime Bandit. I only speak the truth. Besides, I would put your mom on her back and you in the ground.
    P.S …..M.P.M, This is a great site, I can recognize a Master of the Game when I see one, Keep your head low and your stacks high.

  13. The G Manifesto
    Jackson Madden
    18/12/2008 at 12:05 pm Permalink

    Monty, do you only prefer the company of other men? You certainly sound like it. Why don’t you fuck off back to whatever shite-shifting hellhole you came from. You think real criminals care what some anonymous fat fucker called “Monty” thinks?

    You offer no real or geniune criticism. It’s the author who got his story featured here. I’d like to see you write better, you deadbeat cunt.

  14. The G Manifesto
    Alex Geiss, Munich, Germany
    18/12/2008 at 12:46 pm Permalink

    I met Dr. David Webb, PhD, during my climb of the Ben Nevis Mountain in Scotland in August 2007. He was with a group of men who all looked liked spies or soldiers.

    He does indeed carry a lot of equipment. People kept calling him “The Doctor”. He had all these spikes and antennas on his waist and he was always on his radios or scanners. He spent a lot of time talking about “Psychological Operations” and “Behaviour

    We walked back to Fort William together, but David and I had to separate as he had another 6 mile trek to Corpach.

  15. The G Manifesto
    Sneaky Wayz
    18/05/2009 at 4:37 pm Permalink

    How would a lone cat burglar observe a home get in and get out undetected with no equipment besides the basics gloves mask etc. while the occupants are still inside and actually come out with with anything of value im thinking of a residential target 2 story home long dr no other homes in site walk me through it

  16. The G Manifesto
    Dr. David Webb, PhD
    26/09/2009 at 4:27 am Permalink

    That would require going out at the beginning of dusk, watching people eat dinner in their dining room, through the trees, and scaling the house to get to the master bedroom, get in, close and lock the master bedroom door silenly, get the jewels, get out. No more than 3-5 mins in the master bedroom.

    Gloves (black or tan isotoner), balaclava, maglite or surefire led torch, screwdriver, decent assault/swat boots.

  17. The G Manifesto
    06/01/2010 at 4:46 pm Permalink

    Leather gloves would be a bad idea, my boy got booked because genuine leather gloves have a print as unique as your finger print.

  18. The G Manifesto
    21/11/2010 at 8:22 am Permalink

    @Atman: You can always get rid of the used cloves, or rub them with sandpaper to distort the surface…

    And a big thank you to the author of this guide!


  19. The G Manifesto
    Money maker
    11/06/2012 at 1:08 pm Permalink

    Cool article 🙂 But there are better and safer ways t o make a dishonest crust without getting shot lmfao…Get yourself a master key that will open parking meters and you will clean up (trust me) check out they sell some really cool master keys that will open parking meters, payphones etc

  20. The G Manifesto
    21/03/2013 at 8:20 am Permalink

    has any body tried that other tool a peice from a sparkplug tied to a thin peice of wire, no noise what soever just a sizzle, can any one share 411 on how to know jewlery is present? im not electronic savy.. any tips for appearance???

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