Tuesday, December 21, 2004


Belfast Bank Robbery

The PSNI have said it's too early to say who was involved in the multi-million pound bank robbery from the headquarters of the Northern bank in Belfast.

A senior detective confirmed in a press conference this afternoon that more than £20 million may have been taken.
Two senior members of staff and their families were held hostage at their homes as part of the elaborate plan.It is the biggest heist ever staged in Ireland's north.

Apparently,the gang went to the employee's houses on Sunday.The officials who were both keyholders were told to go to work the following day as usual.The operation got under way at the close of business on Monday.

The idea that this may have been carried out by a paramilitary group has not been ruled out.
Earlier,Minister for Justice Michael McDowell said it would be of huge importance if the robbery was shown to be the work of paramilitaries.
It will be interesting to see how this pans out.Needless to say,hopefully the thieves will be caught and locked up for a long time.


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