In July 1987 the fixed deposit form corporation bank Knightsbridge Safe Deposit Centre suffered what is thought to be one of the largest robberies in history.
Wood of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, was found guilty of conspiracy to burgle and one count of conspiracy to conceal, convert or transfer criminal property. .Advertisement, advertisement, it is not the first time safe deposit boxes have been targeted in the Hatton Garden area, which is well known for its diamond and gold trade.Among the items recovered were Cartier watches, loose gems, large quantities of cash and various items of jewellery.More: Couple Googled how to get away with bank robberies before being arrested for bank robbery.Two armed robbers asked to rent a safe deposit box and, after being shown into the vault, produced hand guns and made off with an estimated hoard of 60m.They said inquiries were continuing.
The, hatton Garden burglars stole around 14m worth of loot taken during the raid but sold it for a fraction of its market value, a court heard.
Forensic police at the scene in Hatton Garden (Picture: Anna Shanks/Rex).
A sum of 689,233 cannot be returned either because its owners have not come forward, or because it is not possible to identify who it belongs.
The Flying Squad are currently investigating.
They then reportedly used heavy cutting equipment to break into a vault before taking the boxes.Media playback is unsupported on your device.The remainder of the.3 million that was recovered was found at addresses linked to Lincoln and Perkins.The hearing is expected to last until the end of the week.The Telegraph reports that the thieves entered the building via an elevator shaft before disarming the complex security system.Blue plastic bag containing wristwatches found in casserole dish in the kitchen cupboard at Bletsoe Walk 11/30, quantity of facemasks and empty box on Park Avenue 12/30, forensic for Dummies book found in large cabin on Park Avenue 13/30, walkie-talkie found in utility room.Media captionHatton Garden is well known for its diamond and gold trade.The gang removed the items from the safety deposit boxes over the 2015 Easter bank holiday weekend in a "rough and ready" manner and threw them into wheelie bins.
They are believed to have sold almost 10m worth.