HEISTS: BELFAST NORTHERN BANK, 2004: Britain’s Biggest Heists TV -
17,324. It was a brutal and audacious bank robbery using the maximum threat of violence and death. It sent shock waves around the world just days before Christmas in 2004 the theft of £26.5 took place from the headquarters of the Northern Bank in Belfast Northern Ireland. (Gangstas & Banks & Belfast & Heists) Britain’s Biggest Heists s1e9: The Northern Bank Robbery, 2011
17,325. Two employees and their families were abducted and held hostage by a criminal gang who threatened them with violence and death. (Gangstas & Banks & Belfast & Heists) ibid.
17,326. Following the raid the Northern Bank announced that it would take the drastic step to withdraw all its bank notes. (Gangstas & Banks & Belfast & Heists) ibid.