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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 & Robbery & Kent) ITV News at Ten
18,181. ‘The worst night of my life’: a depot manager’s account of his terrifying ordeal.’ (Gangstas & 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 & Robbery & Kent) Britain’s Biggest Heists
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 & 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 & Robbery & Kent) ibid.
18,185. With all this evidence only days into the inquiry detectives decided to visit some of their suspects. (Gangstas & Robbery & Kent) ibid.
18,186. Kent police ... capturing most of the main suspects and recovering nearly £23 million. (Gangstas & Robbery & Kent) ibid.
18,187. They disappeared into the night with half a ton of cash mostly in ten and twenty pound notes. (Gangstas & 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 & 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 & Robbery & 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 & Robbery & Kent) ibid.
18,191. Within hours their carefully laid plans were about to unravel. (Gangstas & 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 & 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 & Robbery & Kent) Crimes that Shocked Britain
78,109. Kent, sir – everybody knows Kent – apples, cherries, hops, and women. Charles Dickens, Pickwick Papers
78,110. One weekend in the vacation, I was invited to meet her family. They lived in Kent, out on the Orpington line, in one of those suburbs which had stopped concreting over nature at the very last minute, and ever since smugly claimed rural status. Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending
98,672. This is Dickens’ World in Kent – a vast tourist attraction built to take visitors inside the novels of Charles Dickens. (Literature & Kent) Armando’s Tale of Charles Dickens, BBC 2016