21 April 2006

Search in Down in connection with robbery


20/04/2006 - 19:01:25

Police in the North carried out a search today in connection with the £26.5m (€38.3m) Northern Bank robbery.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said the search was carried out in Ballynahinch, Co Down, this morning.

It is understood it was sparked as a result of a forensic examination of an evidential sample taken during the investigation.

The December 2004 Northern Bank robbery in Belfast city centre was the biggest heist in the history of the UK until February’s £53m (€76.6m) raid on the Securitas depot in Kent.

PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde accused the Provisional IRA of carrying out the Northern Bank raid, although this was denied by the organisation.

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