A french national has been jailed for his part in an elaborate international jewellery heist that resulted in the theft of diamonds worth millions of dollars. The group of men in their 60s and 70s disguised as.
The weekend heist drew comparisons in british media to the hatton garden incident in which a group of elderly men stole from underground safe deposit boxes in the area known for the city s jewelry.
Jewelry heist london. Burglars smashed through a wall to get into george attenborough and son jewellers in fleet street over. The burglary had all the trappings of a hollywood heist and the theft unfolded in london s jewelry district during easter weekend in 2015. The burglary at george.
London police try to trace thieves who stole diamonds and other precious gems in an audacious easter robbery. The hatton garden safe deposit burglary occurred in april 2015 when an underground safe deposit facility in hatton garden london was burgled the total stolen may have a value of up to 200 million and the incident has been called the largest burglary in british legal history. A gang of thieves broke into an upmarket central london jewellers and stole an estimated 500 000 of gems and valuables in an audacious heist police said on wednesday.
London s jewelry district was epic. London police were called a gordon s gold jewellers at 760 hyde park rd. Jewellery worth 500 000 was stolen in an audacious raid on a shop in central london.
Four men are in custody after a smash and grab robbery at a london jewellery store. During the weekend of 15 16th february 2003 123 deposit boxes at the antwerp diamond centre filled with loose diamonds gold and jewellery were discovered emptied and strewn across the floor. How a group of retirees pulled off the biggest jewelry heist in british history.
So much cash jewelry and other. The heist was planned and carried out by six elderly men who were experienced thieves all of whom pleaded. It turned out the theft was hatched four years earlier and at the time was dubbed the heist of the century.
Cnn s phil black reports. Just before 6 30 p m.