UK police arrest seven over multi-million pound heist

2015-05-19 17:00
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London - British police said they had arrested seven suspects, one aged 76, on Tuesday over a multi-million pound raid in London's jewellery business district last month, which local media said could have been the country's biggest-ever heist.

Thieves used heavy cutting equipment to break into a vault at Hatton Garden Safety Deposit Ltd over the Easter holiday where they ransacked about 70 boxes.

Police have given no details of what was stolen but media estimated it could be as much as 200 million pounds, dwarfing the amounts taken in Britain's previous biggest heists.

More than 200 officers raided 12 addresses in north London and southeast England on Tuesday, arresting seven men aged between 48 and 76.

Detectives said large bags containing "significant amounts of high value property" were found in one of the properties they raided which they believed were stolen during the burglary.

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