"…Only thing that looked good was the local poolroom but the box (safe) sat right in the front window. While walking down the street I saw a wrecker and I went to the poolroom and put a chain around the box and my partner backed the wrecker up to the window and I hooked the chain onto the cable of the wrecker. It was a nice score, too."
From Boxman: A Professional Thief’s Journey by William J Chambliss
(Also known as Harry King: A Professional Thief’s Journey)
Sociologist William Chambliss interviewed Harry King, a professional thief who specialized in cracking safes.