Boy, It’s a Good Thing England Banned Handguns!.
LONDON – A gang of armed robbers tied up 15 employees at a southern England security company and stole the equivalent of $43.5 million, the Bank of England said Wednesday.
The money, about 25 million pounds in bank notes, was stolen overnight from a cash center at Tonbridge in Kent county, a bank spokesman said. No one was injured in the robbery.
At least six men participated in the robbery, Kent police said, and 15 staff members on duty at the security company were tied up during the heist. The thieves, who wore balaclavas and carried handguns, were in the security company building for more than an hour, police said.
Detective Superintendent Paul Gladstone said the robbery was clearly planned in detail over time.
Perhaps next England should ban balaclavas. Or maybe thieves.
“Clearly planned in detail over time.” Good to know that their sharpest detective is all over this one.
(Hat tip to reader Lee P. for the link.)