A year ago had a call from Harold. Harold is a millionaire who gets money from robbing and conning people. He has people doing his dirty work and never pays petty crocks. If you get caught, he denies you ever existed. I worked for him for a year.
Harold had asked me to meet him at his beach house that day and I wondered why he called me after two years. Left the house and drove to Mandurah where he had a five-storey house overlooking the ocean. Knocked on the door and his latest girlfriend Gina opened the door and leads me outside where I met former gang members. Phill, Nat, Anna and Solis. We sat outside at the pool drinking ice tea and talking after greeting eachother.
Harold joined us outside and sat on the chair after greeting everyone and said,
“I have a job for you.”
Phil interrupted hin, “Thought you will pay us for the last job.”
Harold looked at Phil , “Come on, will pay -.”
Phil stood up and walked to the door and opened it, “Pay people Harold, I’m not cheap.”
“Hey, promise -.”
“Ha that what you said last time.” Phil slammed the door and left.
Solis stood up and Harold said,
“You’re leaving too.”
“Well yeah, current boss pays me for my job. He isn’t greedy and keeps the loot.”
“Hey, I will pay you, promise.”
Solis nodded his head and closed the door.
Anna stood up, “Need to fly out tonight, Paris is waiting.”
Harold looked surprised, “But Anna you’re one of the best, need you for the job.”
“Get someone else. Keira needs me.”
“What, you work for Keira.”
Anna smiled. “Yes, and she said hi.”
“Can’t believe you are working for my ex-wife.”
“Surprise, need to go. Take care now.”
Anna left and Harold looked at Nat and me
“You guys want to go too.”
Nat stood up and said,
“Charlie said hi.” Nat removed a roll of dollar bills and placed it on the table and walked to the door.
Harold said, “Why are you giving me money?”
“I’m paying you for not paying me.”
Harold took the roll of bills and threw it in the pool in anger and Nat laughed and walked away.
Harold looked at me, “You leave too.”
Nodded my head, “Nah.”
“Can’t believe it, didn’t expect them to leave. Anna and Nat work for my enemies now. Did you know that?”
Nodded my head. “Yeah.”
“Why do you think they left?”
“There are not desperate anymore, they get paid by someone else. So, what’s the job?”
“Can you do it on your own?”
“Yeah, will call my crew to help, don’t worry, I will pay them with my money.”
“Okay, thanks. Francis the famous heir of Alexandra, is holding an engagement party at the Swiz Hall on Saturday and her engagement ring worth 50 million will be on display. Need that ring before the engagement party on Saturday. The ring leaves the Alexandra Mansion at five and is going to the Swiz Hall. You need to get that ring.”
“Sure will take care of everything.”
Shock Harold’s hand and left. Once I reached my car, removed my phone and called Robert and told him to meet me at the Bridge restaurant.
We stood in the middle of the bridge looking at the Swan River. Robert spoke first.
“What do you have for me?”
“Harold, planning to steal Francis diamond ring this Saturday. Must get it before it reaches Swiz Hall.”
“Great, tell Harold you will hijack the truck and steal the ring.”
“Okay, let‘s grab lunch and will go over the plan.”
We walked to the restaurant and order fries and a burger and went over the plan.
On Saturday arrived at Harold’s house an hour early and sat at the poolside and said,
“Here is the plan. A white van leaves the Alexandra Mansion at 5.00 Robert and I will be in that van which we hijacked. Once we reach Tompkins highway, we will swap vans with you. We will take the fake ring to the Swiz Hall and you can have the original ring. Take it to the warehouse. It is safer there. I saw two police cars five blocks from here.”
Harold rubbed his hands and said, “Perfect.”
Harold came out of his house, he saw thev police cars as he entered the van.
The white van left the Alexandra Mason at five and we stopped at Tompkin highway where we swapped vans with Harold. Harold was excited and drove the van towards the warehouse. Once he entered the huge metal doors with the van, the police where inside waiting for him. He tried to reverse the van but Robert blocked him.
Robert came out of the car,
“Hands up Harold.”
Harold came out of the van. He saw me coming out of the other van with Robert and he said,
“You betrayed me.”
“Sorry Harold.” I answered. “You never pay people for the jobs they do for you. You take our earnings and treat yourself to luxury holidays and cars.”
“You worked with a police officer.”
“Yeah, I wasn’t going to let you win.”
Harold entered the police car and left.