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Started by oohbetty on Apr 10, 2015 4:32:05 PM
Hatton Garden Heist

More details are emerging about the meticulously planned and audacious raid on the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd.

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oohbetty - 10 Apr 2015 16:32:44 (#1 of 293)

Cool 'how they did it' infographic here:

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/apr/10/hatton-garden-heist-met-police-were-alerted-to-intruder-alarm-on-good-friday

oohbetty - 10 Apr 2015 16:37:58 (#2 of 293)

Lot's of questions arising, such as

  • How did they access the main building in the first place if there were no signs of forced entry?
  • Why did they drop through the lift shaft to the basement from the 2nd floor?
  • How did they carry the heavy drilling equipment and associated hardware such as a transformer or generator?
  • Did they actually use a monkey to crawl through the narrow hole and grab the loot?

RosyLovelady - 10 Apr 2015 16:40:50 (#3 of 293)

I was amused to learn that getting in with heavy drilling equipment isn't considered to be "forced entry." It makes you think.

Cordelia - 10 Apr 2015 16:41:35 (#4 of 293)

• Why did they drop through the lift shaft to the basement from the 2nd floor?

Because it was cool. They probably did it in a Tom Cruise Mission Impossible style.

oohbetty - 10 Apr 2015 16:43:21 (#5 of 293)

They did they really abseiled down, presumably with little maglite torches strapped to their heads.

oohbetty - 10 Apr 2015 16:46:03 (#6 of 293)

Here's the drill they used:

The mighty Hilti dd350

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hilti+dd+350+cor
e+drill&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&e
i=4e8nVdrcDNbaaquMgdgO&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAg&biw=
1102&bih=247

MaisonLazlique - 10 Apr 2015 16:46:05 (#7 of 293)

Did they start the underground fire that incapacitated many alarm systems around Holborn?

Bonusy - 10 Apr 2015 16:46:44 (#8 of 293)

Didn't really happen, a journalist got confused after stealthing the Big bank mission in Payday 2.

MaisonLazlique - 10 Apr 2015 16:47:15 (#9 of 293)

I see.

oohbetty - 10 Apr 2015 16:47:54 (#10 of 293)

It weighs 35kg

oohbetty - 10 Apr 2015 16:51:18 (#11 of 293)

How did they get that down the lift shaft? Why didn't they just take the lift?

Curious.

MaisonLazlique - 10 Apr 2015 16:52:31 (#12 of 293)

They went under the stationary lift. Presumably the lift was alarmed*.

* but stoic.

sticklebrick - 10 Apr 2015 16:52:51 (#13 of 293)

It's all very Oceans 11.

RosyLovelady - 10 Apr 2015 16:52:57 (#14 of 293)

Is it really true that they set off the alarm and the police duly turned up but couldn't see anything amiss and went away again?

MaisonLazlique - 10 Apr 2015 16:53:11 (#15 of 293)

Also, as in Lift To The Scaffold it may have been turned off.

sticklebrick - 10 Apr 2015 16:53:29 (#16 of 293)

May have been prepared for years - buying up property in the building, getting 'gems to order' from crims they know will buy them.

oohbetty - 10 Apr 2015 17:18:04 (#17 of 293)

Rosy, the alarm went off but the police didn't prioritise it as worth attending. Arses are in the process of being kicked down the nick.

If I were DCI Johnson of the Flying Squad I'd be talking to the Facilities Manager first.

cozzer - 10 Apr 2015 17:35:44 (#18 of 293)

I was amused to learn that getting in with heavy drilling equipment isn't considered to be "forced entry."



They didn't force entry to the building.

cozzer - 10 Apr 2015 17:36:25 (#19 of 293)

the alarm went off but the police didn't prioritise it as worth attending. Arses are in the process of being kicked down the nick



I think we need someone with a PhD in policing to tell us what should have happened.

mountebank - 10 Apr 2015 17:38:58 (#20 of 293)

I wonder how much it costs to guarantee a non-show by the Met.

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