Melbourne Age Newspaper, 13 February, 2003.
"Last night in Barwon High Security Prison, notorious jewel thief, Roberto (Bob) Carpaggio, of Dandenong, died of renal failure aged 76. In a crime career spanning 58 years, (37 spent behind bars), he was only ever convicted of 12 burglaries, but was known to have committed a further 227, and believed to have been responsible for over a thousand more.
Despite this, none of the stolen pieces of jewellery has ever been recovered. It is believed that his hidden stash is valued at over 10 million dollars in current terms.
Police believe that some garbled text within his Last Will and Testament is a coded clue to the whereabouts of the stash. The text has been fed into the new Police Decrypting Super Computer. At this point in time, only approximately 10% has been successfully decrypted.
The output so far is: 1 3 5 9
Police do not know what it means, but are waiting for the remaining 90% to be decrypted before trying to piece the clues together."
Can you beat the police to the stash?
Three of the four numbers decrypted are used in the combination lock on the stash. But which 3, and in which order. (There are 24 combinations to try).
And what does BBB stand for? Is it some kind of reference or honour for the exploits of the famous Biggles Bear (or his/her birthday / bravery / battles)?
For the answers to these questions, you'll just have to come along and see.