It Takes a Thief

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Discovery Channel Premiered Feb 02, 2005 Between Seasons

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Episode Guide

  • Season 2
    • Ladies of the Lake
      Ladies of the Lake
      Episode 40
      4/13/07
      8.7
      Susan and Tiffany are single mothers who share a lakeside home. They feel pretty comfortable residing in a somewhat secluded area. Except for an outside gate, their home has little in the way of security. Jon and an accomplice get to work robbing the upstairs area, and then finding fast and easy access to the downstairs. This is a two-family burglary, so some effort is required to make sure Jon can't break in again. Matt gets to work, and secures the home's many doors and helps the two families learn how they can work together to keep their home safe from future break-ins.moreless
    • Who Done It?
      Who Done It?
      Episode 39
      4/12/07
      10
      Jon robs a bed and breakfast while the owners and guests are distracted with a murder mystery night.
    • Peeping Jon
      Peeping Jon
      Episode 38
      4/11/07
      10
      Jon's attempts to burglarize a house in a wooden area are thwarted by a nosy neighbor.
    • Gone in 60 Seconds
      Gone in 60 Seconds
      Episode 37
      4/10/07
      9.1
      Jon and Matt target a collection of rare '60s and '70s muscle cars.
    • Reversal of Fortune
      4/9/07
      10
      Jon takes advantage of a waterfront home that lacks security.
    • Safe Haven
      Safe Haven
      Episode 35
      4/3/07
      10
      Jon's plans are complicated when the police step up patrols due to a recent crime spree in a neighborhood.
    • Ambush Makeover
      Ambush Makeover
      Episode 34
      4/2/07
      10
      Jon comes to the aid of a woman who has become frustrated with her family's lax attitudes regarding security issues.
    • Dog Town and Thief Boys
      3/28/07
      10
      Jon and Matt target a vintage 1965 Ford Galaxy in a suburban home. The home owners, Louis and Nadine think that their guard dogs are enough security, Matt and Jon prove them wrong.
    • Empty Nest
      Empty Nest
      Episode 32
      3/20/07
      10
      Jon tests the security in a large house owned by a woman living alone after her children have grown up and moved out.
    • Speed Demons
      Speed Demons
      Episode 31
      3/19/07
      10
      Jon and Matt find it easy to steal cars from a fully stocked garage.
    • Monster Movies
      Monster Movies
      Episode 30
      3/12/07
      10
      Jon takes advantage of the security flaws in the home of a couple who recently moved from California to New England.
    • Swamp Thing
      Swamp Thing
      Episode 29
      3/5/07
      10
      Jon finds that swampland gives him the perfect cover for his burglary.
    • Now You See It, Now You Don't
      2/26/07
      10
      Although it is boobytrapped, Jon targets a house owned by magicians that is filled with magic props, jewelry, and electronics.
    • Beach Hamlet Heist
      Beach Hamlet Heist
      Episode 27
      2/20/07
      10
      A couple who cannot agree on security matters in their beachfront cottage are burglarized by Jon.
    • Home Alone
      Home Alone
      Episode 26
      2/12/07
      10
      Jon finds it easy to break into a house that teenage boys have left unlocked.
    • Play Date
      Play Date
      Episode 25
      2/5/07
      10
      Jon breaks into a house and robs it as the neighborhood children play in the area.
    • Vacation Time
      Vacation Time
      Episode 24
      1/29/07
      10
      Jon targets an RV valued at $100,000 owned by a suburban couple.
    • Solid Gold
      Solid Gold
      Episode 23
      1/22/07
      10
      When Matt and Jon break into a ranch home in a high-income neighborhood, they find a rare collection of valuables and entertainment memorabilia.
    • Security Sisters
      Security Sisters
      Episode 22
      1/16/07
      10
      Jon pays a visit to a college sorority house located off-campus and steals expensive jewelry, clothes, bags, and shoes from the coeds.
    • Diamond in the Rough
      1/8/07
      9.9
      Jon tests the security system of a real estate agent who collects antiques. He learns that once-burned wasn't enough for this homeowner, Ban. Despite having been burglarized once before, he still hasn't taken the proper steps to secure his home. It's filled with antique rugs and other valuable items worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Jon makes a daring break-in, forced to deal with both nosy neighbors and the homeowner himself. Afterwards, Ban receives a top-notch security upgrade, complete with his own secret panic room, featuring an instant link to the police.moreless
    • McMansion
      McMansion
      Episode 20
      12/19/06
      10
      Jon and Matt burglarize a mansion worth a million dollars, although it has an alarm system that is top-of-the-line.
    • High Seas
      High Seas
      Episode 19
      12/18/06
      10
      Matt and Jon burglarize a house on the shore.
    • B&B Break-In
      B&B Break-In
      Episode 18
      12/11/06
      8.8
      Jon pretends he is a client at a bed-and-breakfast and robs the place after spending the night. Matt then devises a plan to burglar-proof the inn.
    • I Love N.Y.
      I Love N.Y.
      Episode 17
      12/4/06
      10
      Jon targets a home in Brooklyn, New York, that is owned by a former police officer and his wife.
    • Dream Come True
      Dream Come True
      Episode 16
      11/27/06
      10
      Newlyweds Gordon and Grace learn they have a false sense of security in their house when Jon and Matt show them what is wrong with the security system.
    • Party Time
      Party Time
      Episode 15
      11/20/06
      10
      Jon and Matt abscond with some very expensive jewelry and electronics when they burglarize a home when the owners are out for happy hour.
    • Generation Gap
      Generation Gap
      Episode 14
      11/13/06
      10
      Disguised as a local landscaper, Jon makes a daring break into a house in broad daylight.
    • Crookin' in the Dark
      11/6/06
      10
      Matt goes searching for a house on his own choosing a family with a newborn and a complete lack of security game plan. He then springs the target on Jon.
    • Bar Crawl
      Bar Crawl
      Episode 12
      11/1/06
      10
      Jon burglarizes a bar in New York City in broad daylight before the night patrons arrive.
    • Crime-Fighting Duo
      Crime-Fighting Duo
      Episode 11
      10/31/06
      10
      A married couple, Gina is a forensic artist and Shawn is a police officer. These two are serious crime-fighters who have done some great work for their community. Unfortunately, their home is less than secure. They have no alarm system and the secluded location of their home makes it an easy target for thieves. Furthermore, the items they keep in their home include guns and uniforms, which could be major liability issues if they ever fell into the wrong hands. Matt and Jon help these two to get secure, first giving them a lesson they'll never forget and then introducing them to both high and low-tech solutions for security.moreless
    • Hectic House
      Hectic House
      Episode 10
      10/30/06
      10
      Jon picks a busy household where people are constantly going in and out to demonstrate how even a hectic home can be an easy target to burglarize.
    • Commuter Chaos
      Commuter Chaos
      Episode 9
      10/26/06
      10
      When Jon targets a home in the suburbs, an alert neighbor catches him and shows how suburban commuters can keep an eye on each other's homes.
    • Girls Day Out
      Girls Day Out
      Episode 8
      10/25/06
      10
      Single mother Nancy doesn't lock her doors when leaves her house because she's never been robbed before and thinks she's safe in her suburban neighborhood. Nancy and her daughter Lexi get a lesson from Jon when he walks into her unlocked back door, lets out her dog Sarah, ransacks her home, then waves at her as he drives away in her stolen Mercedes convertible.moreless
    • Par for the Course
      10/24/06
      10
      Homeowners Dan and Kim and their daughter Madison live in a gated community in an exclusive subdivision on a golf course. With the help of Jon and Matt, they learn they have a false sense of security when they are shown how easily they could be burglarized.
    • Security Wild
      Security Wild
      Episode 6
      10/23/06
      9.7
      Jon and Matt take on the home of Todd, a fan of the program who was written in to challenge them to break into his home. Using tips from the show, Todd has beefed up his security, but his do-it-yourself projects aren't exactly what was called for. His bulky cameras with hanging wires are easily disabled and his outdated alarm system is a hassle to set. Furthermore, he's taken action to secure the outside, but done little to protect what's inside should anyone breach the outer defenses. Jon and Matt help him to see that security is best left to professionals.moreless
    • See No Evil
      See No Evil
      Episode 5
      10/20/06
      10
      A man with recent vision loss determines he needs a better security system. Jon and Matt give him advice about upgrading his existing security to provide the protection needs he and his wife now have.
    • Skating Away With Goods
      10/19/06
      10
      Jon has no problem breaking into a skate shop and stealing $12,000 worth of goods as he demonstrates to the owners Kevin and Rich that they need to improve their security systems.
    • Mayhem for the Moms
      10/18/06
      10
      New mothers Joanna and Beth and their adopted son Sergio learn they are in desperate need of a security makeover for their home, which also houses two businesses and living space for a tenant.
    • Station Break
      Station Break
      Episode 2
      10/17/06
      10
      It's the most daring, audacious heist to date when Matt and Jon target a small town's police station. This station is connected to the city clerk's office and fire-station and is sorely in need of an upgrade that hasn't happened to a lack of available budget. Located in one of the top 10 richest communities in the United States, Matt fears that it's madness to try to beat the police at their own game, but Jon sees it differently. Knowing that their security is sorely out-of-date, the police chief agrees to the break-in and soon the station's security is put to the test.moreless
    • Thrashin and Trashin
      10/16/06
      10
      Glen, Rosie and Sally, a family of musicians, learn their home in suburbia is not as safe as they thought when Jon and assistant Sean burglarize their house and take valuable guitars and recording equipment to show them what can happen when security is overlooked.
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