To try to gain Salim's trust, Bentley tasked Sly with purchasing back Salim's Thief Costume for him. Prior, Salim had pawned his costume to a local shop, the owner of which only accepted payment in the form of flawless gemstones. For Sly to purchase back the costume, he needed to provide the owner with three of the gemstones. The only stones of that quality were the large rubies found in the mouths of the city wall's statues. Sly headed there, collected three of the rubies, and went back to the shop, where he spoke with the owner. Sly paid him the fee, and received the Thief Costume.