There has been a jailbreak in my (imaginary) town. And I, a Junior Detective of the town, have gone to investigate this. As I reach the police station, an inspector comes out to greet me. No doubt he has already received my fax.
As I search the holding cell, I find a loose brick below the bed. I roll out a piece of paper with obscure writing as I think, "Typical robbers. Couldn't find a better place to hide a piece of paper."
The paper has some writing on it as given below.
I have waited for 2 weeks to come out of hiding. A g.reat coincidence I vi.sited your house only to find out that you had b.een arres.ted by the local po.lice for thievery. I told you to be careful to cover your tracks. Never mind. I foun.d out (after exte.nsive research) that the thing we are after is ex.tremely rare. Only about 19 in the world. It would be rather difficult to track one down. Anyway, I have heard rumours about one and I bet that my sources are correct to the letter.
The Deputy-Insp.ector will deliver a l.etter to. you in secr.e.t on Thur.sday, the 29th. It will contain all the details. If you don't remember what I am talking about, read the letter again.
"The 29th sir? That's odd. The thief escaped just the next day sir." I had not realized that the Inspector was standing behind me. I rounded on him with such a fierce glare that he hurried out of the cell as fast as legs could carry him. I don't like people interrupting my thoughts.
I take my time looking around the cell, examining things I think might be related to the whereabouts of the thief.
I also take a closer look at the ventilation window of the cell, to find the following numbers written with a marker on the glass.
33 20 36 20 2e 20 31 20 35 20 35 20 32 20 b0 20 20 20 4e 20 2c 20 20 20 38 20 36 20 2e 20 37 20 38 20 32 20 36 20 b0 20 20 20 57
It's very clear to me where the thief and (hopefully) his companion will go.
- Can you figure out What are they trying to steal? and Where are they going next?