It Takes a Thief

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Hosted by two reformed ex-cons, "It Takes a Thief" exposes the security flaws of a home by unleashing two uniquely qualified experts, ex-burglars who provide vital insights into the workings of the criminal mind. After the shock of witnessing their home being ransacked, homeowners are provided with a home security makeover.
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  1. 1. Thrashin and Trashin
    October 15, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Matt and Jon strike a chord with a family of musicians when they burglarize a typical suburban home. A security makeover is in store for the harmonious house with a brand new alarm system and some special measures to keep the studio safe.
  2. 2. Station Break
    October 16, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    Former thieves, Matt and Jon, take on their biggest heist when they burglarize a small town's police station, city clerk, and fire station to prove the facilities' lack of safeguards. Later, they give this police department a security makeover...
  3. 3. Mayhem for the Moms
    October 17, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    Beth and Joanna have recently adopted a little boy and they all live in their house along with a tenant downstairs. Former thieves, Matt and Jon, prove that the new moms are in desperate need of a security makeover.
  4. 4. Skating Away with Goods
    October 18, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    Skate buddies Kevin and Rich opened a skate shop together. Unfortunately, they only had enough money left for a pathetic alarm system. With their chill attitude, they never thought they would be the victims of a heist. Jon is on his way to break in.
  5. 5. See No Evil
    October 19, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    Larry was determined not to let his vision loss compromise his lifestyle. He remained self-sufficient and his wife and daughter never thought to upgrade their existing security to meet their new needs. They are about to learn a valuable lesson.
  6. 6. Security Wild
    October 22, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Julie says her husband Todd is obsessive about keeping their house secure. He has even installed cameras in his home. He is convinced the place is crook-proof, but he is about to meet his match. Jon and Matt are coming to break in.
  7. 7. Par for the Course
    October 23, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Dan and Kim are homeowners in an exclusive subdivision with a house right on a golf course. Unfortunately, the utopian atmosphere of their upscale, gated community has created a false sense of security. Matt and Jon step in to help.
  8. 8. Girls Day Out
    October 24, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    Nancy is a single mom in a flowery suburban neighborhood. Her daughter always scolds her for her naive security habits and she doesn't even own house keys. Matt and Jon try to teach this clueless mom to abandon her open-door policy.
  9. 9. Commuter Chaos
    October 25, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Bennie and Sherina live in a commuter neighborhood in the suburbs and are gone at work all day long. While casing the neighborhood, Jon discovers their gem of a house and goes in for the score. But it only takes one nosey neighbor to break up the party.
  10. 10. Hectic House
    October 29, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English
    Norman and Sherry?s house is more like Grand Central Station than a home. With someone coming or going every fifteen minutes, no one is on the lookout for crooks. When Jon picks his moment to strike, not a soul suspects a thing!
  11. 11. Crime Fighting Duo
    October 30, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English
    Crime fighters Gina and Shawn are about to meet the enemy. Shawn is a police officer and Gina has a job as a forensic artist, but their house isn?t as safe as you?d think. It?s an easy target for former thieves Jon and Matt.
  12. 12. Bar Crawl
    October 31, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Tony is a New York City bar owner whose business doesn't open until dark. He tries to secure the bar as best he can, but it isn't enough. Jon, a former thief, easily slips in stealing thousands in cash and goods in the middle of broad daylight.
  13. 13. Crookin' in the Dark
    November 5, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    Former thief, Matt, mixes it up when he goes on a solo scout and stumbles upon a perfect target. The homeowners know they need to secure their house for the safety of their newborn, but can't seem to agree on a game plan to help keep themselves protected.
  14. 14. Generation Gap
    November 12, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    These homeowners don't worry about security, which is shocking considering they were once victims of a home invasion. They are in for a rude awakening as Jon breaks into their house in broad daylight, disguised as a local landscaper.
  15. 15. Party Time
    November 19, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    Homeowners Tiffany and Marty pride themselves on being the ultimate partiers. While the homeowners are out for their usual happy hour stint, Jon and his cohorts haul off tens of thousands in games, and even more in baubles and electronics.
  16. 16. Dream Come True
    November 26, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    Newlyweds Gordon and Grace moved out of the city and into their dream home. Conscious of unsafe city life, their suburbs have given them a false sense of security. Jon sets his sights on the place, relishing in the potential for big loot.
  17. 17. I Love N.Y.
    December 3, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    James and Jeanine built their dream house in Brooklyn. The neighborhood is changing and James, a former police officer, worries about leaving Jeanine alone at night. Will Jon be able to break in or will James have his police friends pay him a visit?
  18. 18. B&B Break-In
    December 10, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    Jon and Matt attempt their riskiest break-in yet when they raid a cozy Bed & Breakfast. Jon goes incognito as he poses as a patron spending the night and then steals from the owners. Afterwards, Matt must make the inn both crook-proof and guest friendly.
  19. 19. High Seas
    December 17, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    Matt and Jon take to the high seas when they find themselves a charming shore house to rob. Will Jon make off with expensive scuba gear and a turbo speedboat or will he have to jump ship?
  20. 20. McMansion
    December 18, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    Jon and Matt set their sights on a million dollar mansion. Homeowners Matthew and Tabitha have a top of the line alarm system but Tabitha doesn't see the need to use it. Will Jon be able to make off with thousands of dollars worth of goodies?
  21. 21. Diamond in the Rough
    January 7, 2007
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    Ban is a posh real estate agent, who dabbles in collecting rare antiques. He has come face to face with an intruder before but even that wasn't enough to scare some security sense into him. Will Jon be able to collect Ban's antiques?
  22. 22. Security Sisters
    January 15, 2007
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    It's back to school for Matt and Jon when they find themselves at an off-campus college Sorority house. Jon sets out to steal their expensive jewels, clothes, bags and shoes lying around unprotected! Time for Matt to teach the ladies Security 101.
  23. 23. Solid Gold
    January 21, 2007
    44min
    TV-PG
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    Matt and Jon strike gold with an easy access house, a one level ranch home in a high income neighborhood. Ralph, the home owner has a rare collection of valuables and entertainment memorabilia from his days as a top radio disc jockey.
  24. 24. Vacation Time
    January 28, 2007
    44min
    TV-PG
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    Charles, Christine and their two kids live in a modest suburb along with their prized $100,000 RV which Jon can't wait to get his hands on. When the keys turn up amongst the jewelry and electronics, he hits the jackpot!
  25. 25. Play Date
    February 4, 2007
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Greg, Fern and their kids are stunned after Jon decides to clean them out right in the middle of a play date. Matt watches in disbelief as Jon sneaks around an army of neighborhood kids and breaks in without being caught.
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2007
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Discovery Channel
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KABin KritikReviewed in the United States on August 28, 2019
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Wish Amazon.com would include Seasons 1 and 2 of "It Takes a Thief" in their Prime subscription as EVERYONE could benefit from the lessons given to keep yourself and your property safe. I originally watched the entire series on The Discovery Channel and would love to watch it again.
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