After a long four day Easter weekend staff at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit in London were greeted with a rather unbelievable sight; millions of pounds worth of valuables missing from the deposit vault as there were approximately 70 deposit lockers broken into.
Police were alerted to the incident, and called in early on the morning of Tuesday 7th April. Specialist Officers of the Metropolitan Police who deal with commercial and armed robberies are now dealing with the investigation.
According to reports, just after midnight on Easter Friday an alarm monitoring company alerted police to an alarm activation. However, from reports there was no police response to the claim due to the way the call was graded. Therefore it wasn’t until 4 days later that the heist was discovered.