A few months ago I came into posession of a small safe. Okay, that sounds like I stole it. (Which I did not!). Let me phrase that differently.
A few months ago, someone sold me a safe without the combination. That sounds like I bought a stolen safe, so just marginally better.
A few months ago I bought a house, which happened to have a safe in it. The sellers inherited the house and didn’t know the combination.
Short story unnecessarily long, I had a safe and no combination to open it.