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nighthawk
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£25m Armed Robbery

Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:37 am

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More than £25m in cash has been stolen from a depot in Kent after its security manager and his family were kidnapped by armed robbers posing as police.

The raid was carried out in the early hours of Wednesday at Securitas, in Vale Road, Tonbridge, by at least six men who tied up 15 staff members.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/4739324.stm

Just heard about this now, despite it happening in the early hours of this morning. ITV news is reporting £40m stolen, BBC £25m.

Still a hell of a robbery!
 
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RE: £25m Armed Robbery

Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:39 am

Quoting Nighthawk (Thread starter):
Still a hell of a robbery!

Yeah and a hell of a amount of money, no matter if it's 25m or 40m. How much was stolen in that robbery in belfast?
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RE: £25m Armed Robbery

Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:51 am

You would think there would be better ways to prevent such thefts. The kidnapping of key people to gain access by theves does seem to be a new criminal trend (and the theme the new movie 'Firewall'). Still, there should be better ways to limit access or require more sophicated layers of security when so much money is involved in one place.
 
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RE: £25m Armed Robbery

Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:33 am

Just heard that it could be upto £50million now! Police are offering a £2m reward for any info leading to the conviction  Wink
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RE: £25m Armed Robbery

Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:56 pm

A third arrest has now been made.
 
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RE: £25m Armed Robbery

Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:59 pm

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 2):
You would think there would be better ways to prevent such thefts. The kidnapping of key people to gain access by theves does seem to be a new criminal trend (and the theme the new movie 'Firewall'). Still, there should be better ways to limit access or require more sophicated layers of security when so much money is involved in one place.

How exactly can you stop it though? Every bank manager needs to be able to access his safe. If someone put a gun to your loved-ones head and asked you to open it, your going to do it, no matter what the security system is.
 
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RE: £25m Armed Robbery

Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:02 pm

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 4):
A third arrest has now been made.

at a building society.
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RE: £25m Armed Robbery

Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:15 pm

Apparently one manager had the keys to the building and had access to all that cash, sounds like a major security lapse to me.

Quoting TheSorcerer (Reply 1):
How much was stolen in that robbery in belfast

I believe it was 23 million.
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RE: £25m Armed Robbery

Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:37 pm

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 5):
If someone put a gun to your loved-ones head and asked you to open it, your going to do it, no matter what the security system is

Its serious when it gets this far  Sad

Quoting Oly720man (Reply 6):
at a building society.

Ironic...can imagine the look on the cashier's face  Wink
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RE: £25m Armed Robbery

Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:40 pm

If it was just a case of getting the money I'd actually be inclined to support the robbers - I mean come on if you can get away with £40m from a bank, you've just got to laugh at the bank really. The kidnapping kind of takes that bit away from it though.

How stupid must you be to nick that much money then try to put it in the bank the next day - wouldn't you just keep a low profile and then disappear to Brazil once all the fuss has died down? Sounds like someone got holes in their pockets.
 
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RE: £25m Armed Robbery

Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:44 pm

We haven't had one like this for ages.

Brinks-Mat and Security Express were the last two really big blags. There have been a few smaller ones like Barclays Distribution Centre in Salford a few years back, but this is the first really large one for a long time.

The police and politicians hate these spectacular ones as the Great Train Robbery Effect happens, and a large percentage of the population ends up quietly saying to themselves "good luck to you!" It's a fact that the British love a good robbery as long as it isn't someone's home getting burgled.

There were lots of A list robbers in the 60s and 70s but not so much nowadays as drugs is the game of choice for the villain. Less aggravation and it's easier money to clean.
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RE: £25m Armed Robbery

Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:57 pm

Skidmarks and his part time wife, JGPH1A have been arrested.
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RE: £25m Armed Robbery

Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:00 pm

There was also the alrge diamond raid at LHR. And the bank in Northern Ireland last year.
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RE: £25m Armed Robbery

Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:20 am

I doubt public sympathy will be with a bunch who subjected both the manager and his wife and child to a terrifying ordeal-as were the other staff.
That is for public school, posho, wanabee Cock-Ker-Ness like Guy Ritchie, (AKA-Mr Pussywipped now into making thinly veiled Kabbala recruiting films).

There are weakest links on both sides-something these arrests might have shown.
The history of them getting away with this is not a good one.

If it was a couple of million they'd probably be home and dry-but 40 stories worth of banknotes?
 
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Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:03 am

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She prsented the money that had a wrapper with Tonbridge printed on it. (thats according to the news)

Now yhat is dumb

or she did it for a laugh
 
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RE: £25m Armed Robbery

Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:07 am

According to ITV teletext, the money has been found in a white transit van.
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RE: £25m Armed Robbery

Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:18 am

Quoting GDB (Reply 13):
If it was a couple of million they'd probably be home and dry-but 40 stories worth of banknotes?

half of which are going to be traceable as they were in transit to banks.

Nice new notes with logged serials....
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RE: £25m Armed Robbery

Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:39 am

I could so do with a few million right now  Wink



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RE: £25m Armed Robbery

Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:42 am

Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 15):
According to ITV teletext, the money has been found in a white transit van.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/4748996.stm
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RE: £25m Armed Robbery

Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:10 am

this is from the bbc.com

"Three people arrested in London over the robbery have been released on police bail pending further inquiries."

here is the link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/kent/4748996.stm

Quoting Noelg (Reply 9):
How stupid must you be to nick that much money then try to put it in the bank the next day - wouldn't you just keep a low profile and then disappear to Brazil once all the fuss has died down?

do you really think the people behind this would try to "clean" the money on a bank in London 2 days after the heist? then you´r really stupid.

if you plan this type of "high quality" heist, then most likely they have a plan regarding where to go, what to do whit the money and so on.
since the 3 people that where arrested is now released, we can be pretty sure they have very little to do with this heist, because otherwise they would still be in custody.

i doubt the lady that got arrested had anything to do with this. the other 2 that got arrested perhaps quit their job at the Tonbridge depot recently, therefore they look like they could be involved. we don't know, but i don't think any of this 3 people is involved in the heist.

Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 15):
According to ITV teletext, the money has been found in a white transit van.

a small amount is probably left behind in the white van. i would guess max 200.000 £

one more thing that is interesting is that no member´s DNA is know to the police.....most likely. you don't do this if your DNA is know.

Also, they probably got their hands on 2 types of notes. so called bank notes that is easy to trace back to Tonbridge and the heist. but they probably also got money that was coming in from supermarkets and all kinds of business.....and those notes is probably impossible to trace because there ID number´s isen´t known.

probably they will try to leave the country and "clean" the money somewhere where the banks don´t check serial numbers and so on. Russia?

but its a pretty dangerous game....beacuse you can never know what kind of communication the bank of England will have with banks around the world.

but they can´t contact every bank around the globe.....
 
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RE: £25m Armed Robbery

Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:39 am

Quoting Atco2b (Reply 3):
Police are offering a £2m reward for any info leading to the conviction

Skidmarks Did It...

Can i get my £2 Million reward now?
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