Baker Street Robbery


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The Baker Street robbery was a robbery of the safe deposit boxes at a branch of Lloyds Bank on the night of 11 September 1971. The robbers had rented a leather goods shop named Le Sac, two doors down from the bank, and tunnelled a distance of approximately 15 m passing under the intervening Chicken Inn restaurant. To avoid being overheard they only dug during weekends. They used a thermal lance to try to break into the vault but ultimately had to use explosives. This amazing story is made into a movie called "The Bank Job". The reporting of this event was discontinued for reasons of national security and the story disappear from newspapers. It is claimed by national newspapers in recent years, that some of the security boxes contained embarrassing or nationally sensitive material and that the purpose of the D-notice request was to protect a prominent member of the British Royal Family.

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