The man in black snapped the strap firmly onto his buckle. Safety first. Getting to the roof had been the hard part. The ride down on the scaffolding should be easy. But it's during those easy times when accidents can happen; lose vigilance for one moment, and suddenly all can be lost.
Not this time. The platform skidded to a halt as the man released the control. One expert glance told him the window was not locked.
Most people don't realize that over 90% of a museum's collections are not on display. They are housed in drawers and cabinets on the floors above, floors that often have an astounding lack of security. Such was the case this time. While motion sensors and cameras peppered the main floors, only the occasional perfunctory jaunt by the $9 an hour security guard protected the treasures above; that and the inaccessibility of being five floors above ground level.
The window opened only a few inches, but the man had planned f