Friday, April 10, 2015

The Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Heist

Details are emerging of the raid at Hatton Garden, the heart of the London jewelry district, that took place over the long Easter weekend holiday. According to media reports, burglars used heavy cutting equipment to access hundreds of safe-deposit boxes in a vault at Hatton Garden Safe Deposit.
The thieves are believed to have cut through the roof of the building, before going down a lift shaft to access the vault and disabling the alarm system. The fact that the heist occurred over the Easter holiday weekend meant that the thieves had four days in which to sift through the deposit boxes. Although the alarm sounded on Friday, no action was taken as the front and back doors of the building appeared to be secure, reported The Telegraph.
The Met Police said they received a call on Friday 3 April at 00:21 BST. Officers are now investigating why the call was given a grade that meant no police response was deemed necessary.