Biggest Heist In UK History Leads To $66 Million In Stolen Jewels

August 12, 2009

UK (ChattahBox) – The biggest jewel heist in British history was pulled off earlier this week, when two men entered a store, and left with over $66 million dollars of diamonds and jewelry.

The two men reportedly were well dressed, in their early 30’s, one white, and one black. They were let into the high end jewelers, Graff’ on Bond Street in Central London, as potential customers.

Once inside, the two pulled out guns and held up the staff, filling a carrying case with a number of high-priced items.

Before leaving they took a woman hostage to allow them to get through the security doors and back into the street. The hostage was unharmed.

The two men fled with several others who were working as getaway drivers. It is believed that five men in all are involved, one of which was seen on a motor bike taking a package a few streets over.

This is the biggest heist in British history, and authorities are asking anyone with information to contact them immediately.

Detective Chief Inspector Pam Mace was quoted by the Time Online as saying:

“This was a well-planned robbery with a number of vehicles used to help the robbers escape. These men are extremely dangerous and fired at least two shots in busy London streets as they made their getaway.

“As far as the UK is concerned we do not know of a bigger raid.

“Someone knows who these men are — they would undoubtedly have spoken about it beforehand or boasted about it afterward. I would urge anyone who recognizes them, knows the whereabouts of the jewelery or has any other information to contact us.”


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