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Hatton Garden Thieves Jailed for up to Seven Years

Ringleader of $20M Diamond Heist Hid Jewels in Supermarket Bag under Relative’s Gravestone
Mar 10, 2016 6:46 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... Five gang members have been handed jail sentences ranging from six to seven years for their roles in the $19.9 million (GBP 14 million) burglary of jewelry from the Hatton Garden security vault in London’s diamond district, The Guardian reported.

The heist, described by prosecutor Philip Evans as the biggest burglary in English history, took place over the Easter holiday weekend in April 2015.

John “Kenny” Collins, 75, Daniel Jones, 61, and Terry Perkins, 67, were jailed for seven years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary, the U.K. daily reported March 9.

Carl Wood, 59, and William Lincoln, 60, were sentenced to six and seven years respectively after they were convicted of conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to conceal, covert or transfer criminal property.

A video has also been released showing a Sainsbury's supermarket bag containing stolen jewelry from the heist being unearthed after Jones, one of the ringleaders, offered to take detectives to Edmonton Cemetery in London, where he hid the bag under a dead relative’s gravestone.

A sixth man, plumber Hugh Doyle, 48, were given a 21-month suspended sentence after he was found guilty of concealing, converting or transferring criminal property, the report said. Ringleader Brian Reader, who is suffering from ill health, was absent from Woolwich crown court and will be sentenced at a later date after suffering a stroke in prison. Another alleged thief, known as “Basil,” is still at large.
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