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Burglary rule number one: don’t target the home of AlarmForce’s president

Many a heist movie has taught us that, aside from a well-chosen team and a cool mask, a successful robbery requires research: verifying that the targeted house doesn’t belong to a security company magnate, for instance. Today, the Toronto Star reported that a group of burglars skipped this all-important step when they tried to bust into the home of AlarmForce CEO Joel Matlin (you know, this guy). Matlin was in Florida on February 4, when he received live video to his phone of a stranger at the door of his North York home at 11 p.m. Early the next morning, Matlin’s stepson woke up to a blaring digital voice warning that the phone line had been cut, and heard someone trying to kick in the front door. The robbers fled the scene, but, on Tuesday, police charged three men in connection with the incident. Though a break-in attempt is always upsetting, we bet all the free publicity is easing Matlin’s pain. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »

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