Saturday, February 25, 2006

If only they had done it right

In the early hours of Wednesday morning a gang, of about 6 men, raided a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent, England. The estimated amount they stole is £50million. You can read the updated news on it here.

In what is thought to be Britain's biggest robbery, the manager, his family and 14 staff at Securitas were forced to co-operate during the raid. They first struck at about 1830 GMT on Tuesday on the A249 near Stockbury where the manager was abducted by men posing as police officers in a Volvo car. He was then taken to a farm and told that if he didnt cooperate, his family would be harmed. Police said the gang of at least six men had been "armed, dangerous, and violently threatening". A £2m reward has been offered by Securitas in the hope that it will bring forward anyone with vital information.

I think they've already arrested 4 or 5 people and there was talk of the gang being involved in organized crime but if that is the case, I'm sure they would have thought through what would happen after they got away. I thought the money would have been filtered into europe and overseas accounts in the caribbean a couple of days after the event but there has been a van found that contained a vast amount of money. I've not paid that much attention to the details until today. So I've probably missed something. Anyway, you can click the link and read about it for yourself. Quite amazing that they managed to do it. It's just a shame that they had to terrorize a family to get what they wanted. The manager and his family are now in a safe house. Their lives are most likely ruined now. Scarred for life.

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