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18,180. Forget the Great Train Robbery. Forget the Northern Bank in Belfast. Britain’s biggest ever robbery took place in the early hours of this morning in Kent. (Gangstas: Kent & Heists: Kent & Robbery & Kent) ITV News at Ten
18,181. ‘The worst night of my life’: a depot manager’s account of his terrifying ordeal. (Gangstas: Kent & Heists: Kent & Robbery & Kent) BBC News
18,182. A highly organised attack; the callous gang terrorised their victims for hours. Stealing a record £53 million they fled into the night. This is the dramatic story of the Securitas heist. (Gangstas: Kent & Heists: Kent & Robbery & Kent) Britain’s Biggest Heists s1e2: Securitas, Kent, 2010
18,183. 21st February 2006: the Securitas Depot in Kent, south-east England. Staff are part-way through their evening shifts sorting money ... Held against their will, the staff had no choice but to comply. (Gangstas: Kent & Heists: Kent & Robbery & Kent) ibid.
18,184. The depot manager, his wife and young child, had been kidnapped at gunpoint prior to the raid and forced to reveal confidential information. (Gangstas: Kent & Heists: Kent & Robbery & Kent) ibid.
18,185. With all this evidence only days into the inquiry detectives decided to visit some of their suspects. (Gangstas: Kent & Heists: Kent & Robbery & Kent) ibid.
18,186. Kent police ... capturing most of the main suspects and recovering nearly £23 million. (Gangstas: Kent & Heists: Kent & Robbery & Kent) ibid.
18,187. They disappeared into the night with half a ton of cash mostly in ten and twenty pound notes. (Gangstas: Kent & Heists: Kent & Robbery & Kent) Real Crime with Mark Austin: Britain’s Biggest Heist
18,188. Medway House: the Securitas cash depot was used to sort and circulate cash around the country for the Bank of England. Money used to service cash-points and shops. (Gangstas: Kent & Heists: Kent & Robbery & Kent) ibid.
18,189. They fixed on this man: manager Colin Dixon, married with a child, he’d been with Securitas four years. (Gangstas: Kent & Robbery: Kent & Kent) ibid.
18,190. For the next hour the robbers went backwards and forwards filling their lorry with money using cages, holdalls and even a shopping trolley ... The robbers had filled the lorry with £53 million in new and used bank notes. They had to leave behind £154 million. (Gangstas: Kent & Heists: Kent & Robbery & Kent) ibid.
18,191. Within hours their carefully laid plans were about to unravel. (Gangstas: Kent & Heists: Kent & Robbery & Kent) ibid.
18,192. This Kent gang were a pretty hopeless bunch of amateur misfits, knuckleheads, bruisers. I mean these weren’t heavy-duty criminals ... Pretty thick a lot of them. (Gangstas: Kent & Heists: UK & Robbery & Kent) Howard Sounes, author Heist
18,193. On the night of 21st February 2006 a gang of armed criminals stormed the Securitas Depot in Kent. (Gangstas: Kent & Heists: UK & Robbery & Kent) Crimes that Shocked Britain
103,419. 22nd February 2006: news of the greatest cash heist this country has ever seen hits the headlines. It was a daring raid netting the criminals a staggering £53 million. Heists: Britain’s Biggest Cash
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103,420. They kidnapped and terrorised innocent people. ibid.
103,421. Security at the cash depot has only one real weakness - it’s staff. ibid.
103,422. The manager of a cash depot Colin Gibson has been kidnapped and is being forced to help a gang of criminals get inside a secure cash vault in Tonbridge Kent. ibid.
103,423. Inside this room is more than a quarter of a billion pounds in cash. The used notes are stored in cages, colour-coded according to value. ibid.