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£7 Million Cash Raid: Easter gang sneak in to hold up staff. Daily Mirror headline 5th August 1983
End of the Run Ron! The Sun headline, return of Ronnie Knight, former husband of Barbara Windsor, to Britain
A particular pub in Stoke Newington called The Albion – and Foreman had phoned us to say people who are frequenting that are involved in the robbery. Peter Wilton, former Detective Chief Inspector Scotland Yard
But Security Express was vulnerable on bank holidays when at times only one guard was on duty. Robberies of the Century
Eventually the trail led to the Godfather himself Freddie Foreman. ibid.
Like Foreman he [Ronnie Knight] was convicted of handling the Security Express money and sentenced to seven years. ibid.
To date of the £7 million that was stolen from Security Express only £2 million has been recovered. ibid.
The 4th April 1983 went down in criminal history: a gang of armed robbers raided a high security depot in London nicknamed Fort Knox. The heist was executed with military precision. The robbers carefully planned their attack and fled without a trace. They held the guards to ransom for an agonising eight hours then stole almost £7 million. Britain’s Biggest Heists s1e2: Security Express Heist
But how the gang managed to infiltrate a top-security depot remained a mystery until some time later. ibid.
This was a robbery that shook London. It took the authorities over seven years to recover less than half the cash. The whereabouts of the rest of the money remains a mystery. But despite the gang’s planning and skill, most were brought to justice. ibid.