Heist #2: The 31st Floor

The building has 37 floors and one basement.  During the day, research teams go in and out of the lobby.  The research teams can be found exploring the building from 6AM to 10PM.  At all times, a security guard can be found at every entrance.  Only those personally known to the security guard will be admitted without challenge; even presenting a valid ID badge will result in a verifying call to Central Command.

The interior of the building is filled with a musty smell.  Mold often grows on the walls; weeds have begun growing in some of the rooms, near the windows.  The elevator does not work; fortunately, a stairwell runs from the basement to the roof.  The research teams have only made it up to the 23rd floor; nearly the entire building has been emptied of anything valuable by looters.

The 31st floor contains the same abandoned office layout as most of the floors.  However, the room in the southwest corner is reinforced with a steel door and keypad combination lock.  Behind this door is what might be called a server room, with a Beowulf cluster of laptop computers powered by ancient radioisotope thermoelectric generators.  The room is airtight; a hole has been drilled in the north wall to the next room to let a cable through, then sealed with caulk.  In this room, two Yagi antennas are pointed out the windows to send and transmit data at a frequency of 1280 MHz.

In the server room, under a table, is a large metal trunk.  It has been bolted to the floor and locked with a padlock.

What’s the plan?


#1 D.F.S. on 08.16.10 at 2:35 am

Find a nearby building roughly the same height or possibly higher. Jump from the roof of the nearby building with a hang glider and land on the roof of the target building. Use a grappling hook to drop down to the 31st floor, break the glass of the window, plant C4 on the wall to blow a hole in the server room, smash the padlock, grab the cake. Ascend the stairs, reach the roof, and use the hang glider again to escape.

#2 Nicholas Eckert on 08.16.10 at 10:53 am

I like this plan over the one below because it doesn't care about what else is in the server room. Unless they don't know how to shield computers using radioisotopes for power, in which case I refuse to be a server admin for their company ever, there are computers in the room. This is highly irrelevant to the heist, as long as you don't make yourself suspicious by breaking their communication in the process.

#3 Catalina on 08.17.10 at 2:53 am

Im methodical. I dont like to leave loose ends If I can, and I have contingencies for each and every fail. The helicopter can lay down suppressive fire for ages. most Appachie choppers come equipped with a LOT of ammo.

#4 DeliciousHeist on 08.18.10 at 11:26 pm

Award: Internet
Award: Aerial Ascent

#5 Catalina on 08.16.10 at 3:50 am

WAit until after dark and you have followed a researcher that resembles yourself closely home. Kill them, their family, and their pets. Set the house with a rather large bomb of C4 and metal pieces. Take their ID, craft a new picture. Wait until the next shift starts. When guard calls in your ID, it should be close enough to match.

A) security passes you in. Move to the 31st floor slowly, making sure to greet and chat lightly with other researchers if spoken too. Once on the 31st floor, seal the door with a small arch welder hidden in your backpack. disable any and all generators for communication and research that might be on this floor for future use. Kill all researchers that have possibly followed you. Move to the sealed door. Place a Magnet on the keypad for a full 60 seconds. Once this is done, the keypad's memory will be wiped and just about any code will grant access.

Before opening door, put on gas mask and night vision goggles, as well as a radioactivity suit. enter room slowly, pulling Geiger Counter. Check radiation levels. If tolerable, proceed with normal operation. pull drill from pack and drill through lock. Once lock is destroied, retrive cake. Make your way to a window, break it out, and call fro extraction chopper. If radiation levels are too high, then immediately call for evac as the cake will be little more than ash at this point.

B) security check fails. IMMEDIATELY kill the guard and call for chopper. have chopper lay down suppressive fire and kill anyone that retaliates. proceed inside and put on your radiation suit. Move up to the 31st floor. Seal it off now. Check radiation levels. Place magnet on door, and clear codes. enter a new code and gain access. Check RAD levels and proceed same as option A.

#6 DeliciousHeist on 08.18.10 at 11:22 pm

Award: Offscreen
Award: Ultraviolence
Award: Destruction
Award: Infiltration
Award: Gibson