Metropolitan police have confirmed that seven suspects in the £200 million Hatton Garden heist have been arrested following raids around London.
The news was announced by Scotland Yard today, two months on from the robbery that saw 72 safety deposit boxes ransacked. The thieves got away with millions of pounds’ worth of cash, jewels and other valuables during the intricate operation that took place over Easter Weekend.
The arrests came after 12 addresses were raided by over 200 police officers this Tuesday morning. And it was also confirmed that ‘significant amounts of high value property’ had been recovered.
Four people were arrested in Enfield, north London, one in east London and another in Dartford, Kent. It is uncertain where the seventh man was arrested.
Speaking about the raids, Met Police said:
A number of large bags containing significant amounts of high-value property have been recovered from one address. Officers are confident these are items stolen during the burglary.
All seven men have been taken to a London police station. Searches at the addresses are ongoing.