“Huge” haul in Hatton Garden heist
LONDON, April 2015 – A gang of burglars escaped with a “huge” haul of jewels and cash following a heist at a safety deposit centre in London’s Hatton Garden jewellery quarter over the Easter weekend, UK media reported.
Officers from the Met’s Flying Squad are investigating the raid after police were called to the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company in central London.
The burglars used heavy equipment to break into several deposit boxes in a vault at the address over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Boxes at the store are mainly used by Hatton Garden jewellers and gold dealers, with reports suggesting that up to 300 might have been broken into.