safe-breaker

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safe-breaker

n
a person who breaks open and robs safes. Also called: safe-cracker
Translations

safe-breaker

[ˈseɪfˌbreɪkəʳ] safe-cracker [ˈseifˌkrækəʳ] (Am) nscassinatore/trice
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He was something of a legend, and he was known to travel great distances to bring murderers, bank robbers, safe-blowers, and horse thieves to bay.
IT was around 18 months ago that I first told you about petermen (or safe-blowers) operating in the North East in the 1950s.
It was October, 1959 when the word went out from senior police officers on Tyneside - "we believe a school for safe-blowers is operating in the area and we want it found".
Not only that, but they had been carried out with such skill that it was thought a school for safe-blowers had been set up by an expert.
In the week of October 18, 1959, safe-blowers got away with pounds 1,000 from a Jesmond sub post office and also took pounds 6,000 from a sub post office in New Bridge Street, in Newcastle.
THERE'S more technical wizardry to amaze us in CATS AND DOGS (PG) as household pets start talking to one another and even turn into Ninja warriors, safe-blowers and spies.
In fact, police believed that the safe-blowers were using new gimmicks, trying to throw police off the scent.
Following this safe-blowers struck back in Newcastle, this time getting away with pounds 300.
STORY: A safe-blowers took more than pounds 200 from the fireproof, burglarresisting safe at the Comrades Club, Whitley Bay.
HEADLINE: Safe-blower gets pounds 200 from club CRACKED IT A safe after being targeted by the Peter Men