Biggest Robbery In The History of Britain

Britain’s biggest robbery

Biggest Robbery In The History of Britain

Britain’s biggest robbery involves the stealing of £53 million which is about $92.5 million or €78 million. It took place on the evening of 21st February 2006 form 18:30 GTM until the early hours of 22nd February 2006. Securities and their insurers offered a reward of £2 million for information leading to the thieves' capture.

The robbery came to an end at approximately 02:45. The staff, along with Mr. Dixon's wife and son, were left locked in cash cages. However, one member of staff had a key to unlock the cage she was locked in. She was then able to free the others. It was still another half an hour before staff members, who had been tied up, managed to raise the alarm. Police officers arriving on the scene discovered staff, the manager and his family all bound, but physically unharmed.

The Bank of England, to whom the money belonged, was reimbursed £25 million by Securitas AB the same day and assured the public that Securitas would make up any additional loss.

On 28 January 2008, the jury returned guilty verdicts on Stuart Royle, JetmirBucpapa, Roger Coutts, Lea Rusha and Emir Hysenaj. The next day Emir Hysenaj was sentenced to 20 years in prison with an order that he serve a minimum of 10 years. Stuart Royle, Lea Rusha, JetmirBucpapa, and Roger Coutts were given life sentences with an order that they serve a minimum of 15 years.

On 1 June 2010, Murray was jailed in Morocco for ten years for his part in the robbery; the sentence was later increased to 25 years. In February 2013, Malcolm Constable, who was believed by his brother Derek to be associated with the robbery, was found dead of a self-inflicted shotgun wound. Kent Police stated they had no record of any incidents involving Constable.

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