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A sophisticated gang of robbers used crowbars and drills to break into some 70 safe deposit boxes in London’s Hatton Garden jewelry district last weekend, according to a new statement from London police.
Reports say the thieves who broke into Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd. over the holiday weekend may have made off with as much as $ 300 million, which would rank the theft among the largest in history.
On April 7, thieves using heavy cutting equipment broke into 60–70 safe deposit boxes in London’s Hatton Garden district, home to numerous diamond and jewelry wholesalers, according to a statement by the local Metropolitan Police.
Reports say that the thieves may have gotten as much as $ 300 million in gold and diamonds, which John Kennedy, president of the Jewelers’ Security Alliance, says would make it one of the largest jewelry thefts in history.