CH2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

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CH2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

Postby ghill » Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:43 am

The offices of Reddrup and Vosper are on Carter Lane in the shadow of St. Pauls cathedral in the heart of the city, A former town house which has been extensively renovated in a steel and chhrome style (at least downstairs in the rooms visible from the street)

Using Google and checking some legal websites Jacob confirms the following.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Michael Reddrupp embarked on a career as a Solicitor after studying law at Hull University. He joined his father’s firm as a trainee in 1981 qualifying as a Solicitor two years later specialising in commercial law. He was made Partner and Head of Litigation in 1987 in which role he acted principally in commercial litigation matters.

Gemma Vosper is the other senior partner in the law firm. She graduated with a law degree from London University in 1990, following a change of career. She became a Partner in 2003. Gemma specialises in property and employment law.

OOC:   I have assumed you guys are happy using public transport - other options are for Clay to aquire a car from Long Term parking at the airport or to hire a car locally.  
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Re: CH - 2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

Postby BenTheRat » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:08 pm

OOC: I think public transport is fine here.

"So guys, shall we all go in, or just one of us? What approach do you want to take? Just go right in and ask them about whats going on?" Clay smiles at his own bad joke.
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Re: CH - 2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

Postby BenTheRat » Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:28 pm

Clay checks on the buildings opposite the law offices. What do we have there?

Clay will inquire if there is a room they could let for the time being. Somewhere we get a good view of the front doors of law office. If not Clay will check out if the rooftop is accessable, and usable?

"Any of you guys know how to tap a phone line, that might be useful if we are going to do survelance here. Or one of us could go in as a potential client and pop a bug in their offices." Clay asks of his partners.
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Re: CH - 2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

Postby ghill » Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:09 pm

OOC:   The house opposite the offices is a very much upmarket so even if there were apartments for rent they would be well outside your budget. However, after a walk around the block Clay is confident he can access the roof of this building via the fire escape on another. A short 'walk' across the rooftops allows Clay to determine that it does indeed provide a view of the front door to the offices as well as reasonable views into several offices.  
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Re: CH - 2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

Postby BenTheRat » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:22 pm

Not sure who is with me, but I know the photographer guy wouldn't mind me borrowing one of his camera's we can take good zoom pictures. We setup on the building roof and watch for a bit photographing anyone coming or going from the law office. While we work on another plan.
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Re: CH - 2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

Postby ghill » Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:15 pm

OOC:   Albert isn't with you, but Clay knows shops where he can get a second hand camera (he's fenced a couple in the same sort of place - not bent, it simply doesn't occur to them that a person might have stolen the camera.) and a decent lens.  


We can take it in turns up on the roof if you want says Greg, but it might be better to get ourselves some sleeping bags and camp up there, then people wont see us coming and going and we wont need to answer any awkward questions. I mean its nearly July so it wont rain***

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Re: CH - 2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

Postby BenTheRat » Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:01 pm

Clay picks up a tarp, food, drink an ice chest and gets them on the roof. Strings up a small shelter in case it does rain or some shade on those rare occasions the sun does shine.

We spend the day photographing anyone coming and going in the office.

After it is dark and everyone is gone for the day, I think it is time for a little B&E.
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Re: CH - 2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

Postby ghill » Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:50 pm

OOC:   Over the course of the day Clay and Greg as well as Jacob if he is with them count a total of 15 people working at the office. Most of them have left by 17:30 and the last two leave around 19:00 leaving a large, but fairly unattentive looking security guard stuck at the front desk.  
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Re: CH - 2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

Postby BenTheRat » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:32 pm

"Any ideas guys, I'd love to get in and look at their files." Clay asks.

OOC: can you give a clearer picture of what we are looking at? Clay is looking for some way to get in un-noticed. Perhaps a window or backdoor?
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Re: CH - 2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

Postby ghill » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:01 pm

Thier offices are here.

R&V's offices are in the brick built offices on the right. Your observation point is on the building directly to the front (round window below the roof) A short walk around the block reveals all the windows are alarmed and while there may be access to the rear its the other side of a high wall.

Clay reckons he 'should' be able to bypass the security on the windows, but it wont be quick (Electronics/Electrical Repair roll with the correct kit. After that he's no locksmith (he has 01) so he'll literally have to take locks/obstacles apart (Mechanical Repair) again a time consuming exercise with the correct kit. None of this is really Clay's normal line of work, but he can do it if he has to. Alternatively, he can hang his arse on the line and see if he can get someone to do the entry work for him - at a cost.
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Re: CH - 2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

Postby BenTheRat » Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:32 pm

Clay shakes his head. Breaking and Entering was never his cup of tea. He preferred the brash method of kicking in the door. He never had much of a knack for strategy. He needed help for this. Damn he was well out on a limb already in debt to his contacts. Well in for a penny, in for a pound. He makes the call.
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Re: CH - 2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

Postby ghill » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:57 pm

Clay explains his circumstances to man in the know "Your not good for it anymore Clay" the voice at the other end of the line says without the slightest hesitation "Its payment upfront, or you are on your own. In addition certain parties are looking to collect on the services you received a few weeks ago. This isn't nicked cars and handbags son, your playing with big boys and they like everyone to play by their rules. I reckon you're looking at two large (£2000) the first for the help in the getting the doors open, the other to keep the wolves from the door so to speak"
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Re: CH2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

Postby royya » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:27 pm

Breaking in is dangerous, now that Liz is not with us to disable the cameras if there are any.
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I can enter and have a talk with the security guard about the place, maybe they have a flier describing the firm like high tech companies have in the reception. and I can always ask him for the contact list so I would be able to contact someone. We must find out who's the man in this charity sponsored Gossham's project. any suggestions Clay ?
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Re: CH2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

Postby BenTheRat » Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:51 pm

Clay tells the man "ok thanks, I'll let you know if we need it. For those looking to collect, they may have to wait till I'm done with what I'm working on. It's bigger than anything I've been in before. Laters man." and Clay hangs up.
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"Yea Jacob, being here without our computer nerd is killing me. We could always stage it as a robery. go masks guns, break in, hold him at gun point while we look through the files, but thats pretty rough. We don't really have any guns right now, so maybe taser him and tie him up. But I'd like to get in, look at the files and get out without being noticed." Clay says.
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Re: CH2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

Postby royya » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:44 pm

Its dangerous, last thing I want is to be responsible for a robbery.
Jacob says.
maybe there is a second entrance, through a underground parking lot
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Re: CH2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

Postby ghill » Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:23 pm

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See the previous post. Their offices are here.

R&V's offices are in the brick built offices on the right. Your observation point is on the building directly to the front (round window below the roof) A short walk around the block reveals all the windows are alarmed and while there may be access to the rear its the other side of a high wall.

If you walk around the back you'll see any parking is behind a high wall and strong looking gates.
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Re: CH2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

Postby royya » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:02 pm

Clay, I'm not an expert burglar and I'm not going to start a new career either right now. Our only way in is by using our verbal talent rather breaking in.
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Re: CH2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

Postby BenTheRat » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:50 pm

"I agree, B&E was never my strong suit. I'm guessing there is no way to bluff our way past this guy? Any ideas on how to approach him and get any useful information?" Clay asks.
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Re: CH2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

Postby ghill » Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:05 am

"Perhaps were not thinking this through" says Greg "I mean we've just spent most of the day taking photos of every member of staff, from the highest paid lawyer, to the lowest paid cleaner and now what? We're going to bin all that work and just walk up to the front door and say what exactly?"

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Re: CH2-10 The offices of Redrupp and Vosper

Postby carnage_lee » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:34 pm

OOC:   My tuppence ha'penny

Do NOT attempt to break in.
You've gotten shots of the employees etc. We need to work out a way to 'smoke' out the person(s) we're after - I suggest that the best way to proceed is something along the lines of - getting Liz to send a message to that 'mysterious' email account... 'we have Gosshams work ... we've printed out the first few chapters... collect them from the bag under the bin at the entrance to Festival Gardens...

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Fes ... af!6m1!1e1


zoom in ... bin right by some benches

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