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by Sounes, Howard

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TitleHeist : the true story of the world's biggest cash robbery
Author / Responsible partySounes, Howard
GenreCrime Biography
TopicsCrime Biography Robbery investigation -- England -- Tonbridge. Robbery; Investigation
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


On 22 February 2006, £53 million was stolen from a cash warehouse belonging to the Securitas company in Tonbridge, Kent. In terms of value, the robbery puts previous British capers, such as the Great Train Robbery, in the shade. This was a crime notable for its audacity, carried out by an unlikely crew of players that included a used car salesman, two Albanian casual workers and a roofer. Five men were convicted at the Old Bailey in January 2008, which attracted nationwide media coverage. A sixth man, Paul Allen, was sentenced in October 2009 for his part. Having become close to the Tonbridge gang and the police during three years of research, Sounes relates a classic crime caper in irresistible, almost forensic detail. After the robbery comes the exciting, sometimes comical story of the getaway. Money is found, and arrests are made, but key characters slip out of the country, and millions of pounds are still missing.

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System control numberE15945
Original Print PublisherLondon : Pocket Books, 2009
Narrator NameHoward Sounes (author)
Participant or performer noteHoward Sounes (author)
Narrators GenderMale narrator