[Pounds Sterling]50m LORRY; the First Picture of 7-Tonne Getaway Truck ... and Now Firm Puts Up [Pounds Sterling]2m Reward to Trap Gang

The Evening Standard (London, England), February 23, 2006 | Go to article overview

[Pounds Sterling]50m LORRY; the First Picture of 7-Tonne Getaway Truck ... and Now Firm Puts Up [Pounds Sterling]2m Reward to Trap Gang


Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT

THIS lorry is being driven into a Securitas depot by robbers who are thought to have got away with up to [pounds sterling]50million.

Behind it is a car which police believe could have contained others in the gang and the Tonbridge depot manager who was forced at gunpoint to help them.

The thieves loaded up the 7.5 ton white Renault lorry with bags full of used banknotes and escaped after tying up 15 members of staff. Police issued photographs this afternoon from the depot's CCTV system as they stepped up the hunt for the men responsible for Britain's biggest cash robbery.

Another image showed the lorry inside the depot with the rear door open, apparently ready for the piles of cash to be placed inside in the early hours of yesterday.

"It was organised crime at the top level, planned and executed with military precision," said Assistant Chief Constable Adrian Leppard. A reward of [pounds sterling]2 million has been offered for information leading to the capture of the gang.

Mr Leppard urged anyone with information to come forward.

He said: "This reward is being offered because we know that someone out there will have seen or heard information that could be vital to our investigation, or they suspect who could be responsible.

"It may be that people involved in crime know something and we would urge them to come forward.

This is a significant reward, which reflects the serious nature of this robbery."

The manager of the depot was named as Colin Dixon, 51, of Herne Bay.

He was held hostage with his wife Lynn, 45, and their eight-year-old son Craig who were abducted from their home.

Police said that the gang threatened to kill them all unless Mr Dixon helped them pull off the audacious robbery.

Police said a gun was held at his head in front of his terrified wife and son. The gang threatened to execute them all unless he co-operated.

Describing the robbers as "armed, dangerous and violently threatening," police said the family were held in a remote farm building "somewhere in west Kent" for six hours.

"They held the manager in fear of his life and that of his wife and son," said detective chief superintendent Paul Gladstone. Kent police said Mr Dixon remembered being driven to a farm building after being abducted by two men posing as police.

His wife and son were brought there at gunpoint after being snatched from their Herne Bay home.

Mr Gladstone added: "It was a very traumatic ordeal for the manager and his family. They are still helping us with our inquiries."

Detectives involved in a hunt for the gang believe the thieves had inside information.

They are today trawling through a list of employees at the Securitas depot for anyone with criminal links.

Officers think the gang must have known so much money was being held there when they struck.

The robbers also knew personal details about the depot manager and his family. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

[Pounds Sterling]50m LORRY; the First Picture of 7-Tonne Getaway Truck ... and Now Firm Puts Up [Pounds Sterling]2m Reward to Trap Gang
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.