30/06/2006

Four more arrests over Securitas robbery

Police have confirmed that four more people have been arrested over the past two days in connection with the £53 million Securitas depot robbery in Kent.

Two people - a 23-year-old woman from Tonbridge and a 27-year-old man from Thamesmead in south-east London - are still being questioned by police.

The woman is being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and kidnap, while the man is being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery.

A 22-year-old woman from Woodford, Essex, arrested on suspicion of assisting offenders and a 29-year-old man from Bromley, arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and kidnap, have both been released on bail.

Police have recovered around £20 million of the money stolen in the raid, which was Britain's largest ever cash robbery.

However, police believe that around £30 million from the raid is hidden somewhere in south-east London.

A reward of up to £1.5 million has been offered for information leading to the recovery of the money.

Seven people are due to appear in court in July charged in connection with the robbery.

Police are also seeking to extradite a man arrested in Morocco on Sunday in connection with the robbery.

(KMcA/GB)

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