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    Didn't see a thread, so might as well post it.

    A gang of robbers basically robbed a bank for 50 million pounds, that's about 105 million USD....

    Note: this following quote is the "old" version where they thought it was 40 million instead of 50, the very last source link (scroll down) confirms it at 50 million.

    Last Wednesday morning, in southeast England, a gang of armed robbers walked away from a cash depot heist with 40 million pounds ($94 million). It was the largest robbery in the history of the country.

    The story sounds like it could have been written in Hollywood!

    It began Tuesday night when a manager of the bank was pulled over by two members of the gang who were posing as police officers. The men asked him to leave the car, then kidnapped him at gunpoint. At the same time, halfway across town, the manager’s wife and kid were visited by two other members of the gang, again posing as the police. They told the woman her husband had been in an accident. She willingly and unwittingly drove off with them. They met up at a third location where the manager was shown his family and threatened at gunpoint. He was told to cooperate or they would die.

    At 1 A.M. on Wednesday morning, the gang drove the manager to the cash depot, followed by a white truck. He let them in and they overpowered and tied up the fourteen employees that were keeping watch. For the next hour, they proceeded to load the truck with millions of dollars worth of banknotes. They then drove off and haven’t been seen since. No one was injured.

    The police have urged anyone who has any information to step forward.
    sources (the first 5 sources say that it was 40 million pounds [87million USD], but the last source confirms it at 50 million pounds):

    http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/news...IN-ROBBERY.xml

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...w&refer=europe

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/4742972.stm

    http://www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/...ap2547733.html

    http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11504146/

    confirmed:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/4743638.stm
    Last edited by cpt_azad; 02-23-2006 at 11:44 PM.

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    There has been no confirmation of the amount stolen yet. This quote is taken from your "confirmed" link:

    The assistant chief constable said at least 20m cash was missing, but the amount taken could be as high as 50m.


    That money is gone I reckon, they might nab some lesser people involved but none of the major players. Good luck to 'em.
    Last edited by Cheese; 02-24-2006 at 01:53 AM.

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    Manker said $50 million GBP is like $4,000,000,000,000,000 USD

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    Quote Originally Posted by maebach
    Manker said $50 million GBP is like $4,000,000,000,000,000 USD
    In that case my gang they should launder the money through him.

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    they arrested a man and a woman cos the woman tried to pay 9,000 in new notes into her bank account, with the band around it stil saying Tonbridge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheese
    There has been no confirmation of the amount stolen yet. This quote is taken from your "confirmed" link:

    The assistant chief constable said at least 20m cash was missing, but the amount taken could be as high as 50m.


    That money is gone I reckon, they might nab some lesser people involved but none of the major players. Good luck to 'em.
    An article in the guardian pointed out that in the last major english robbery most of the culprits ended up dead or in jail. Big rewards mean that everyone will rat on you and the amount of money involved means everyone will double cross you.

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