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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 9, February 26, 2006, Article 11

BANKNOTES STOLEN IN BRITAIN'S LARGEST HEIST

According to a Reuters article, "Detectives arrested a man aged
29 and a woman of 30 in London after a gang posing as police
mounted the raid on security depot in southern England."

"Six raiders snatched the manager of a security depot, took his
wife and young son hostage and threatened to kill them unless he
helped them get inside the compound, police said.

"The Bank of England, Britain's central bank, confirmed that 25
million pounds of its money had been stolen. Assistant Chief
Constable Adrian Leppard told a news conference the final figure
could hit 50 million pounds.

If confirmed at 50 million, it would eclipse the previous record
haul of cash and valuables worth up to 40 million pounds from a
safe deposit box center in Knightsbridge, central London in 1987."

"Early on Wednesday, the gang spent more than an hour loading a
large white lorry with cash -- a mixture of new and old bank notes
-- before escaping."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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