Professional Thief achievement in Saints Row (2006)

Professional Thief

Steal 30 boxes and deliver them successfully.

Professional Thief0
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How to unlock the Professional Thief achievement

  • J Baby 117J Baby 117660,636
    10 Aug 2010 08 Aug 2010 17 May 2013
    62 2 10
    Stealing the boxes can be done by waiting until 10PM, in game time and then all of the shops will close. Once they are closed, boxes appear in the safes of most shops. With the exception of Freckle Bitches, The Salon and Rim Jobs.

    Simply break in to these shops and steal the boxes and then load them up into a vehicle. This will trigger the thief activity.

    An alternate, and I believe superior method you can use to obtain this achievement would be to use the FBI vehicle. It can store up to six boxes and is relatively fast and agile. Once all six boxes have been obtained, drop them off and repeat the process at different stores.

    To speed up the process, use taxi's to waste in-game time. You can kill 3 hours per trip so it doesn't take long. Using the FBI vehicle you can get about 12 boxes a night, just be fast and if you have too much heat, drop the boxes off early.

    Good luck.

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    Strive@Alchemist xPTKx Apparently, some people need everything explicitly written out or they are confused… (shrug)
    Posted by Strive on 13 Apr 20 at 06:01
    HolyHalfDeadWhy does this achievement have such a high ratio when it is one of the simplest and quickest in this game?
    Posted by HolyHalfDead on 21 Jun 21 at 09:52
    My RingtonesFBI is a troll vehicle you instantly lose all boxes within 30 seconds of using it you can hardly get two boxes in a night with it. Again, HolyHalfDead is lying about yet another achievement. This is one of the worst in the game, a broken minigame, police instantly arresting you. This will take you at least 2-3 hours.
    Posted by My Ringtones on 26 Apr at 21:13
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    17 Dec 2011 17 Dec 2011 18 Dec 2011
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    Work on this achievement between 10pm and 4am (game time). Use a truck to drive them around if you want to, but it really doesn't matter. I recommend you drop the 2 boxes at a time anyway, it takes longer but you don't have to deal with the heat (police). I usually hit Friendly Fire and then Sloppy Seconds and drop 'em at the Pawn Shop. You can indeed ride around in taxis during the day to waste time, or you can 'jack cars with passengers and earn more cash! If you wanna ride in taxis call one. Remember that it costs $$$ to ride in taxis. Here are the numbers ...

    Eagleline Yellow 555-018-0174
    TNA Taxi 555-455-8008
    Big Willy's Cab 555-819-8415

    P.S. please remember to vote on solutions. ;) It's also a good idea to save your game after each successful run of 2 boxes.
  • xMP44x PaulxMP44x Paul206,265
    28 Feb 2009 28 Feb 2009
    34 4 7
    To earn the achievement Professional Thief, get a fast car and learn a route between several different stores. A fast car is vital for this achievement as it will allow you to get more robbing done in a night. The only problem with this is that the car can only hold two boxes.

    Keep delivering two boxes, heading to different stores, and then repeating the action. The quickest way to get a box is to rob the jeweller's near the Saints Row church.
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    Epsilon ThetaIs this SP or MP? How exactly do you steal a box?
    Posted by Epsilon Theta on 07 Feb 11 at 20:27
    HiradCsingle player, when you successfully press the button sequence on the safe there is a box inside which you carry to the back of your car.
    Posted by HiradC on 21 May 11 at 09:05
    DaShAgYou should mention that you need to find and crack the safe in every store in order to get a box, other then that thumbs up
    Posted by DaShAg on 15 Aug 11 at 22:32
  • DstrbdSupermanDstrbdSuperman81,048
    12 Jun 2012 17 Jun 2012
    11 3 0
    I Just like to add to the above solutions that i used the slingshot which is a hatchback that can hold 4 boxes and you can have one gang member with you. i also used that area in between the airport and the ultor dome stadium which the shops are close together and close to the pawn shop. i would also check the map in between stores to set a waypoint to the next one or to the near by forgive and forget could also upgrade the slingshot to have Nos and get to places a bit faster but i didnt need it.
  • EthigyEthigy1,034,490
    17 Oct 2020 18 Oct 2020 18 Oct 2020
    5 0 2
    Best way to go about this achievement is to save your game at 10pm, drop off boxes throughout the night, then commit suicide and reload your save. Repeat until the achievement pops. Not sure if it’s necessary to kill yourself but it’s better to be safe than sorry (you can easily commit suicide with an RPG or grenades).

    Now to be as efficient as possible, store an FBI SUV (you can acquire one by reaching a 5 star wanted level or doing the level 8 Vice Kings Hijacking) in a Rim Jobs and save outside. Every time you reload your save, run back there and grab the FBI SUV again. I used the northernmost one because you load back into the game across the street.

    I’d then rob the nearby weapon shop, the jewelry store to the southwest near the Forgive and Forget, then the clothing store north of that. I’d drop those off, then rob the clothing store/jewelry store to the east that are right next to each other. After dropping those off, I’d blow myself up and reload the save. Repeat five more times and you can easily go from 0 to 30 in under an hour.
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