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Professional Thief

Steal 30 boxes and deliver them successfully.

Professional Thief0
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08 Aug 2010 17 May 2013
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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.
napoearthI just did the kidnapping during the day and robbing during the night. Worked toward two achievements at one time.
Posted by napoearth on 24 May 11 at 18:12
Wooleyiani432where do you drop the boxes off once you steal them? thanks
Posted by Wooleyiani432 on 03 Dec 11 at 18:14
Little hint - Forgive and Forget work during Thefts.
Posted on 30 Aug 13 at 01:22
DrewThank you for the information.
Posted by Drew#6849 on 03 Jan 14 at 21:28
BeetleRelic1328It's fine that you wrote solution, but you didn't write how much crates we must steal...
It's 30 crates.
Posted by BeetleRelic1328 on 03 Jul 18 at 12:50
Dr MartyYou don't even need to use the taxis to speed up time. you can save your game at 10pm, get as many crates as you can and then load your previous save.

I had 24 crates and collected another 4, when i was suddenly killed. So I loaded my previous save, expecting to have to collect another 6, but after collecting another 2 it popped.
Posted by Dr Marty on 02 Aug 18 at 18:12
Alchemist xPTKxSays steal 30 boxes in the achievement yet someone felt the need to complain that you didnt say the number...
Posted by Alchemist xPTKx on 18 Nov 19 at 06:37
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