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Third UK Heist Arrest (UPDATED)

Feb 24, 20062 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Since this story was originally reported, additional information has been uncovered.  Read, Police Confirm Heist is Largest in British History for updates.

On Thursday, UK detectives made a third arrest related to a heist at a Securitas-owned security depot in southeast England, and they released sketches of another key suspect, CNN reports.

The heist netted some 50 million pounds (roughly $87 million), according to CNN.

A 41-year-old woman is the latest person to be arrested in relation to the crime, and she is being held at a building society in Bromley, south London, according to CNN.  The woman is scheduled for questioning on Friday on suspicion of handling stolen goods, CNN reports.

Earlier on Thursday, law enforcement officials announced that the two suspects had been arrested, a 29-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman.   The two are to be questioned on Friday.

The sketches released by police are of a man believed to have impersonated a police officer in order to persuade the depot’s manager, Colin Dixon, into a Volvo car.  Earlier police reports indicated that the Volvo was found on Thursday night burning in the village of Leeds, according to CNN. The suspect also allegedly held Dixon’s wife and son hostage as leverage to gain entrance into the depot. 

For more background, read Robbers Make Off with $34M in England Heist and Man, Woman Arrested in Connection to England Heist.

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