3 convicted for brazen London jewellery heist

2016-01-14 21:13
The vault door at the Hatton Garden safe deposit company. (AP, supplied)

The vault door at the Hatton Garden safe deposit company. (AP, supplied)

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London - Three men have been convicted of involvement in raiding London's famed Hatton Garden jewellery district, an audacious heist that prosecutors called the largest burglary in English history.

The haul, which included gold and diamond jewellery, cash and other valuables belonging to local jewellers, was worth an estimated £14m ($20m). 

Prosecutors said the gang carefully planned the burglary. The men chose the Easter holiday weekend last year to carry out the crime, and were able to secure their break-in to a safe deposit facility in the jewellery quarter over two nights without anyone noticing.

Carl Wood, William Lincoln and Hugh Doyle - aged 48 to 60 - were convicted on Thursday. Four other men, described as the ringleaders of the gang, pleaded guilty earlier.

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