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In April 1975 a gang of top criminals entered the Bank of America in London’s exclusive Mayfair dressed as smart businessmen. They raided the bank’s safe deposit boxes and stole an astonishing eight million of cash, jewels and high value items. Britain’s Biggest Heists II: The Bank of America Robbery
Twenty-six-year-old Stuart Buckley was serving a nine-month prison sentence for stolen goods. ibid.
Responding to a job vacancy Buckley had secured an electrician’s post at the Bank of America. ibid.
In the 1970s they had nine branches. ibid.
The whole bank’s security procedure was questionable. ibid.
Whilst he already had keys to the bank’s side door he did not have keys to the vault area itself where all the money and valuable items were kept. ibid.
The police didn’t think the crime was that serious. ibid. first attempt
Brazenly, they set about planning a second attempt. ibid.
Hostages: they were left bound and gagged as the robbers escaped with their haul. ibid.
News of the heist was soon making the headlines. ibid.
The Flying Squad were quickly drafted in to investigate the crime. ibid.
The police quickly identified Stuart Buckley’s role in the heist. ibid.
Stuart Buckley was awarded super-grass status. ibid.
The 1970s gave birth to the era of the super-grass and opened a new chapter of criminal investigation in Britain. ibid.