London’s metropolitan police just released some more images showing how thieves broke into Hatton Garden Safe Deposit over the Easter weekend.
A gang of up to seven thieves may have made off with an estimated £200 million ($US300 million) in gold, jewels, and diamonds after the audacious robbery. The Met says they probably broke into the building the vault was located in via a side door, while most people were gone for several days.
Once the group got in, its members disabled a lift, climbed down the shaft, drilled through the wall, and accessed 72 safe-deposit boxes.
The police have also shown how the thieves actually got in through the vault wall, using an incredibly powerful drill:
Bars were ripped from the vault door, too:
Here’s that hole in the wall from the inside:
They left it in a pretty awful state, then fled in a vehicle that was waiting for them outside:
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