Burglar alarms help police in London to catch the thieves.
Several shots of front of British Museum, London. MS. Plaque on wall 'The British Museum'. MS. Woman comes out of her house and she is seen to lock the door and walk off. MS. Man climbs out of Mini Minor, locks the door and walks off. CU. Man turning key in car door. Several shots of a National Provincial Bank. LS. Burglar alarm high up on wall above bank. MS. Blue lamp with sign "Police Station". GV. Exterior of police station in Albany Street, London. MS. Pan as policeman comes out of station. GV. Exterior of National Gallery, London. Stunt shot as man comes down step of National Gallery with painting under his arm supposedly stolen. GV. Bank of England. GV. Westminster Bank. Stunt shot of a man entering room. He attempts to force safe. Policeman enters and they both walk off. MS. Thief using hammer & chisel on a safe. MS. Sonalarm bell. MS. Sonalarm system showing fluctuating needle when there is movement in the room. MS. Sonalarm in fixed positing. GV. Exterior, Old Bailey, pan up to scales of justice on top of building.
Date found in the old record - 07/11/1961.