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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Stolen Art Watch, Hatton Garden Raid, Top Secret Material Was Target, Documents, DVD's, Pantex Nuclear Pit.

Hatton Garden Raid

Whilst everyone is focused on a traditional Diamond Heist, what if...
Diamonds were not the only target, but more importantly Top Secret Material, documents, photographs, voice recordings, DVD's, and possibly a stolen Pantex Nuclear Pit device.
Intelligence agencies will be scrambling to find out what could have been taken and what potential fallout there could be.

Did the Nuclear Snake Eaters swoop in last week?
All or part of the above could be true, so things are not always as presented.

Lets look at the facts.

Mysterious underground electrical fire in the days leading up to the Hatton Garden raid, knocking out much of the electrical wiring etc.

The thieves scaled down the lift shaft with military precision and then broke through to the vault, military style precision, indicating special forces involvement perhaps?

Once inside, out of 999 safety Deposit boxes available, they ransacked a total of only 72 safety deposit boxes, although five were empty at the time.
A further 11 were due to be "drilled out" due to non-payment of fees, meaning detectives are attempting to contact a total of 56 box holders.

What are the odds of opening five empty boxes out of 999 and also eleven boxes that had unpaid fees?

This indicates the thieves knew exactly what boxes to target and beggars belief that having four days to open the safety deposit boxes, they only managed 72 out of 999.

CCTV of alleged Hatton Garden thieves, linked below, taken over four days which denotes they knew Police would not respond to alarm:

There is whole lot of mis-information being put out to cover the real reasons behind this raid.

To paraphrase Ben Franklin, "Hatton Garden Safety Deposit Raid, like fish, smells after three days", in this case, stinks to high heaven.
There is something rotten in the State of Hatton Garden.

An alarm was triggered on the Friday, but Police failed to respond

Scotland Yard have admitted receiving a call from a burglar alarm at the Hatton Garden jewellers raided over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

In an official statement, the Metropolitan Police said they received a call at 00:21am on Friday April 3 from the Southern Monitoring Alarm Company.
This call was recorded and transferred to the police’s computer system, which graded the seriousness of the request for help.
However, the call was given a grade which required no police response.

The Met said it was now investigating why the call was given the grade in the first place, but maintained it was “too early to say” if the heist could have been prevented had the call been graded differently.

Someone, in a position of authority graded this call to prevent a Police response.
Otherwise Lady Luck was certainly on the side of the thieves, time and time again !!

In 2008 police raided three safe deposit box centres in London as part of an investigation into claims that criminal networks were using them to store the proceeds of crime. Inside 3,497 boxes, officers found more than £50m in cash as well as five handguns, cannabis, heroin and crack, gold bars, child abuse images, three paintings by 17th Century Dutch artists, jewellery and fake passports. The owner of the centres was jailed for four and a half years in 2011.

However, if the thieves were traditional Ordinary Decent Criminals, then they might have gotten more than they bargained for, and be in possession of very Top Secret sensitive material, documents relating to wrongdoing by powerful elite figures, radioactive material that could prove fatal to those exposed.

Much, much better than just a traditional Diamond Heist don't you agree?

Sophisticated Fire Points To Govt Security Services Involvement
A major underground fire in Holborn which caused days of disruption could have been deliberately started by burglars who were responsible for the Hatton Garden jewel heist, a former senior police officer has said.

John O’Connor, former head of Scotland Yard's Flying Squad, said the blaze, which sparked a huge power cut in central London last week, could be linked to the robbery over the Easter weekend.
Speaking to LBC today, he said the fire could have been deliberately started in order to create a power outage, leaving the vaults at the Hatton Garden Safety Deposit Ltd easier to access.

Mr O'Connor told LBC he thought last week's fire in Kingsway was part of the plot to raid the business.

He said: "Yeah, I think that probably was deliberate. I've never heard of an outage of electricity like that causing a fire that lasted as long as that. That seems to me too much of a coincidence."
He went on to say that he suspected someone with "inside information" about the layout of the business is likely to have helped the burglars.

He said: "[Police] are also going to be looking for where the inside information came from. If you know how to bypass all of the security devices, you're gonna have to have a detailed layout of the whole of the business. So clearly they got that from somebody on the inside."

He continued: "If I was a betting man, I would say they would arrest a handful of people that were involved in the actual obtaining of the diamonds - I doubt if they'll get the diamonds back."

Doubt the architects of the raid will be arrested because they are Foxes guarding the Hen-House, meaning, Govt Spooks !!

He added he thought between five to eight people were likely to have been involved in the heist.
Mr O'Connor said: "There was a lot of work that went into that. There was a lot of material to be moved. There was a lot of hard work. You need people who are fit."

Have We Been Here Before?

How MI5 raided a bank to get pictures of Princess Margaret

In the heady days of the 1960s and 70s, the Caribbean island of Mustique was the exotic playground where Princess Margaret held court.
It was on its shores that she was famously pictured with her lover Roddy Llewellyn.
And, it seems, it could also have been the scene of an even more intriguing photographic scandal, kept firmly under wraps.
A film purporting to be based on fact will suggest that sexually compromising photographs of the princess taken on the island were at the centre of a bank robbery in 1971.
It will claim that the £500,000 raid on Lloyds Bank in Baker Street, London, was, in fact, aimed at securing the steamy snaps.
The Bank Job, has the photographs being placed in the bank for safe-keeping by Michael X, a well-known criminal originally from the Caribbean.
The £500,000 raid - worth £5million in today's money - made the headlines in September 1971.
It became known as the 'walkie-talkie bank job' because of a fluke tip-off from a member of the public who overheard the robbers talking on a two-way radio.
But then mysteriously a government gagging order, a D notice, was imposed to prevent further coverage.
Four men were jailed in 1973 for the raid and Michael X was hanged for murder in Trinidad in 1975.
The film, written by Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais, will claim it was the non-monetary contents of the safety deposit boxes which spurred the raid.
"What happens in the film is that the raid on Lloyds is set up by MI5," said producer Steven Chasman.
"They knew that a box owned by Michael X with those photographs was inside the bank vaults," he told the Sunday Times.
Figures from the security services are said to have called on minor gangland contacts to initiate the raid, who in turn tipped off criminals who knew the bank would be easy to break into.
The writers of the film claim to have spoken to figures who were directly involved with the robbery, who separately claimed that it was aimed at getting hold of the photographs.
And while the film does not detail what is exactly in the pictures and Princess Margaret is not referred to directly, Mr Chasman said: "We are pretty clear who we are talking about."
Whether there ever were 'incriminating' photographs of the princess is of course open to conjecture.
Margaret adored Mustique, the sub-tropical paradise where she could let her hair down away from prying eyes and cameras.
Her love affair with the island began in 1960 when she was given a plot of land as a wedding present by her former escort Colin Tennant, later Lord Glenconner.
By the time of the raid, her marriage to Lord Snowdon was in its final rocky stages and she retreated to the island with Llewellyn, a landscape gardener 17 years her junior. The wild parties on the island, also home to Margaret's photographer cousin, Lord Lichfield were the stuff of legend.
Story has it that once Llewellyn, Colin Tennant and Nicholas Courtney all stripped naked on the beach to be photographed by Margaret. As for whether she allowed risque pictures to be taken of herself, it is unclear.
Asked whether he thought pictures might have existed, Lord Snowdon said: "I would have thought it unlikely."
He added he had never heard of the bank robbery-MI5 'plot'.
Rumours about Margaret's 'colourful' life have long abounded. She was rumoured to have had affairs with lovers including Peter Sellers and, more improbably, Dusty Springfield.
It has also been suggested she had an affair with late tough-guy actor and gangster John Bindon, boyfriend of baronet's daughter Vicki Hodge, an actress and model.
He was a favourite of the princess and once boasted that he impressed her with his party trick of balancing five half-pint beer mugs on his manhood.
One recent book suggested that they conducted a six-month affair which had the authorities so concerned that MI5 was brought in to keep it under wraps.


John Binden with Princess Margaret
- In 1973, Princess Margaret was introduced to Roddy Llewellyn, who at 26 was 17 years younger. They frequently spent time together on Mustique, where they became quite close. Her marriage to Snowdon came to an end when pictures of her and Roddy were splashed in the tabloids. A formal separation wasn’t announced until 1976, and the couple were divorced in 1978. Snowdon remarried immediately to Lucy Lindsay-Hogg, the television producer he was having an affair with. Her relationship with Roddy ended soon after when he informed her that he was getting married.
But Princess Margaret will also be remembered for a major government scandal that was kept so quiet that all newspaper proprietors received D Notices to ensure nothing was printed. In the heady days of the 1960s and 70s, the Caribbean island of Mustique was the exotic playground where Princess Margaret held court.
It was on its shores that she was famously pictured with her lover Roddy Llewellyn.
And, it seems, it could also have been the scene of an even more intriguing photographic scandal, kept firmly under wraps.

A purported £500,000 raid on Lloyds Bank in Baker Street, London, was, in fact, aimed at securing steamy snaps said to be of Princess Margaret and “her lover.”
Until now the photographs of the ‘lovers’ were thought to be either Llewellyn, John Binden or a host of other names that were regular escorts of the Princess.
The recovery of the photos was an MI6 controlled task and included the active participation of Lord Mountbatten. Inside the safety deposit box in the vaults of Lloyds Bank were letters and photos from a high ranking member of the Royal Family to Princess Margaret.
The £500,000 raid - worth £5million in today's money - made the headlines in September 1971.
It became known as the 'walkie-talkie bank job' because of a fluke tip-off from a member of the public who overheard the robbers talking on a two-way radio.
But then mysteriously a Government gagging order, a D notice, was imposed to prevent further coverage.
Four men were jailed in 1973 for the raid and Michael X was hanged for murder in Trinidad in 1975. He was hanged because he knew too much. Three of these men were named as: Anthony Gavin a photographer from Dalston, Thomas Stephens, a car dealer from Islington and Reginald Tucker, a Company Director from Hackney. Three pleaded guilty and were sentenced to twelve years imprisonment. The fourth man, Benjamin Wolfe, 66, a fancy goods dealer from East Dulwich pleaded not guilty was convicted and incredibly received eight years imprisonment one third less than the three who pleaded guilty. Two other men accused of handling banknotes from the robbery were found not guilty.

The mastermind was never found because he was an MI6 agent.

The raid on Lloyds Bank was set up not by MI5 but MI6 because the Palace feared MI5 contained elements that would use the contents against the Royal Family. The box owned by Michael X with those photographs and letters was inside the bank vaults.

Figures from the security services called on minor gangland contacts to initiate the raid, who in turn tipped off criminals who knew the Bank would be easy to break into.

A radio ham, Robert Rowlands, heard the robbers as he randomly twisted the dial of his set before going to bed one night at his flat in Wimpole Street, central London. Two voices argued about whether some cutting work should stop or go on all night. The men were covertly working on a tunnel which, it turned out, led to the Bank basement.

Excited and alarmed, Rowlands called the local police station in Marylebone and told an Officer the Police should search all the local banks. The Officer simply told him to tape the conversation. The resulting tape, which was transcribed and broadcasted on national radio at the time, gives a rare insight into the minds of a gang in the middle of a major crime.
It would be a far cry later when he was warned by the Police not to give interviews and even threatened with prosecution for operating an unlicensed radio. This was to be kept quiet and so it was.

The letters that dated back to 1948 which Princess Margaret had kept photographs that could have brought down the Royal Family in what would have been a tsunami scandal were recovered and kept by Sir John Rennie the then Director of MI6. He was not happy at keeping the documents and was in favour in December 1972 of disclosing such directly to HM The Queen.

On 15 January 1973, Rennie's son was arrested for an alleged involvement in the importation of large quantities of heroin from Hong Kong. The Director General resigned immediately. The letters and photographs remained highly secret and scandal kept quiet.

Princess Margaret breathed a sigh of relief after Lord Mountbatten had told her that the contents of Malcolm X safety deposit box were in the hands of MI6.
 Not even a Director General of MI6 is exempt from political persuasion. John Rennie died in 1983. He never spoke about the contents of the safety deposit box to anyone other than a field MI6 agent in 1980. "John Rennie was an honest Director General within a morally and ehtically dishonest political regime," said the MI6 agent.

In her later years, she was plagued by constant ill-health. In 1984, she had an operation on her lungs, and in 1998, she suffered a mild stroke. Later that year, the Princess severely scalded her feet in a bathroom accident. The accident severely restricted her mobility, forcing her to use a wheelchair on occasion. Although she eventually quit smoking, the damage to her health was already done. In 2000, and 2001 she suffered another series of strokes.
Princess Margaret passed away on February 9, 2002 at the age of 71, after suffering a massive stroke. Ironically her funeral was held on the 50th anniversary of her father’s funeral. Unlike most Royals, Princess Margaret requested that she be cremated; her ashes placed in the tomb of her parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, who only survived a few months after the death of her daughter.
Her good friend Gore Vidal wrote of her, "She was far too intelligent for her station in life." He recalled a conversation he had with the Princess, in which she discussed her public notoriety, saying, "It was inevitable: when there are two sisters and one is the Queen, who must be the source of honor and all that is good, while the other must be the focus of the most creative malice, the evil sister.” 

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Europe's Most Notorious Jewellery Heists

The Pink Panther gang, The Troll, cross-dressing thieves and lasers - Europe's biggest heists have seen £750m in jewels stolen.

The Graff robbers (L-R): Sulomun Beyene, Clinton Mogg, Aman Kassaye and Thomas Thomas
Graff robbers: Solomun Beyene, Clinton Mogg, Aman Kassaye and Thomas Thomas
As detectives hunt those who raided around 70 safety deposit boxes in London - potentially making off with millions of pounds of diamonds - we take a look at some of the most notorious European heists of recent years.
::  Carlton Hotel, Cannes - £88m, July 2013
A lone gunman enters the hotel in the luxury French resort in broad daylight and less than a minute later escapes on foot with a suitcase full of jewels that were on show in the lobby.
The stash included pink and yellow diamonds, emerald and sapphires.
The Carlton Hotel in Cannes on the eve of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in 2013
The Carlton Hotel robber fled on foot after snatching jewels in the lobby
It is one of many robberies blamed on the "Pink Panther" gang, who Interpol say have snatched jewels worth more than £280m since 1999.
The gang is thought to be a loosely-affiliated group of several hundred criminals from the former Yugoslavia.
:: Cannes Film Festival - £2m, May 2013
Thieves make off with a £1.7m necklace during a celebrity party attended by the likes of Sharon Stone and Paris Hilton.
A week earlier, £660,000 of Chopard jewels had also been stolen when a safe was ripped from a hotel wall.
:: Brussels Airport - £30m, February 2013
Dressed as police and armed with machine guns, eight men cut through fences and hold up a plane packed with 120 boxes of uncut diamonds.
Some of the robbers stand in front of the passenger aircraft with their laser sights pointing at the pilots.
Passengers waiting to take off have no idea the robbery is taking place - it lasts barely 10 minutes.
Thirty-three people were arrested in connection with the robbery in May 2013.
Raid suspects
The Graff robbers posed as legitimate customers before drawing their guns
:: Diarsa, Madrid - £19.5m, December 2012
The gang - whose ringleader was known as The Troll - use laser equipment to break into the Spanish store and help themselves to a massive haul of more than 1,700 luxury watches without setting off any alarms.
They later tried to sell the watches on the Chinese black market.
:: Graff jewellers, London - £40m, August 2009
Wearing make-up and suits to pose as legitimate customers, the gang carries out Britain's biggest jewellery raid in just two minutes.
Once inside the Mayfair store they pull guns on unsuspecting staff.
The group's ringleader takes a shop assistant hostage and fires at a security guard as he makes his escape.
Police eventually tracked down the gang of four and they were jailed for up to 23 years.
:: Harry Winston jewellers, Paris - £74m, December 2008
With two of the gang dressed as women and wearing wigs, the exclusive Champs-Elysees store is stripped of rings, necklaces and watches.
People walk past the Harry Winston store in Paris
Loot from Harry Winston's was later found in a Paris drain
The window display and back room storage are both cleaned out as it is raided for the second time in a year.
Several employees are coshed over the head with handguns as robbers refer to them by name.
Millions of pounds of the loot was found in a drain in a Paris suburb in 2011, but most remains missing.
Eight men were finally jailed for the robbery this year.
:: Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam - £76m, February 2005
Thought to be the biggest diamond heist ever, two men in stolen KLM airline uniforms hijack a truck laden with uncut diamonds on the airport tarmac.
The drivers are forced out at gunpoint and made to lie on the ground before the pair speed off.
Antwerp in Belgium is the centre of the world diamond trade
The vehicle was later found abandoned but the diamonds and suspects were long gone - the crime is still unsolved but police suspect an inside job.
:: Antwerp Diamond Centre, Belgium - £70m, February 2003
An Italian group known as the The School of Turin pulls off a diamond robbery said to be four years in the planning and described as the "heist of the century".
The haul was so large the gang could not carry all the stones and left the floor littered with jewels.
No alarms were tripped, despite security including infrared heat detectors, a seismic detector and a lock with more than 100 million combinations.
Guards did not realise until the following day.
A half-eaten sandwich discarded during the getaway provided DNA evidence that led to the group's ringleader - but the diamonds were never recovered.
:: O2, London - £350m, November 2000 - The foiled plot
The gang barge through gates using a JCB digger and let off smoke bombs as they try to smash display cases with sledgehammers and a nail gun.
Millennium Jewels/De Beers
The Millennium Star - target of the failed raid on the O2 in London
Their target - 12 diamonds, including De Beers' flawless 203-carat Millennium Star stone.
It could have been the world's biggest robbery but police were tipped off about the audacious plan and had swapped the jewels with imitations.
Armed police disguised as cleaners helped round up the gang, who were planning to make their getaway on the River Thames on a speedboat.

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