Biggest Jewellery Heist In Britain's History - £40 Million St...
A gem heist in London's West End is the biggest in the history of Britain. Two robbers got away with jewellery worth £40 million ($67 million) from Graff Jewellers on August 6th. Scotland Yard has now released video footage of the robbers, who had handguns hidden in their suits. The robbers arrived at the jewellery store in a taxi, were lead through the security doors, and pulled out their guns. They took one employee hostage, but released her before escaping in a blue BMW.
The robbers crashed into another car during their escape, but managed to get away and switch vehicles twice. Scotland Yard suspects that the men handed the jewels to a person on a motorcycle.
Detective Chief Inspector Pam Mace from Scotland Yard’s Flying Squad said: “This was a well planned robbery with a number of vehicles used to help the robbers escape. These men are extremely dangerous and fired at least two shots in busy London streets as they made their getaway.
The biggest jewellery robbery previous to this one took place at the same store in 2003, when robbers managed to get away with gems worth £23 million ($38 million)