Burglars, according to the interviewee, have two clear objectives: "1. To steal your money and valuables" and "2. To get out of the house as quickly as possible with these goods." So, while you don't want to leave cash in obvious places, an extremely complicated spot could be even worse. "If I can't find money and valuables in the normal places I usually find them," he says. "I would continue to tear the house apart until I found something."
He suggests, then, that you do leave money in obvious places -- cookie jar, drawer by the phone, etc. -- at an amount commensurate with your household. "If you are in an upscale community and only leave $100," he says. "I would assume there is more and keep looking."His number one choice for a hiding place? A child's toy. For two reasons: (a) because parents don't trust kids with money and (b) because going through a child's toys could take hours.
Therefore, If you're looking for a receptacle in which no burglar would dare stick his hand, I would go no further than an Easy Bake Oven.
B. Brandon Barker is the author of the novel Operation EMU