A British man has been arrested in Morocco in connection with the UK’s biggest ever cash robbery. The 26 year old was arrested at a shopping centre in the Souissi district of the capital, Rabat.
Three other men were also taken into custody, but it is not thought they are suspected of direct involvement with the heist. Its reported that the arrests were made after a three-month investigation carried out in conjunction with the British authorities. 76 million euros was taken during a hold up at a Securitas depot in the south eastern county of Kent earlier this year.
The police in Morocco said they had to use “specialist” techniques to arrest the suspects, who, its alleged, are experts in the martial arts and firearms. So far, five men and two women face various charges in connection with the raid on the depot in Tonbridge on February the 22nd. The list ranges from kidnap to conspiracy to rob, and handling stolen goods.
During the raid, the depot manager was held hostage along with his family. Fifteen members of staff were threatened at gunpoint. More than 43 million euros of the stolen money is still missing.