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Three more years for Hatton Garden heist burglar

63-year-old admitted role in raid at Old Bond Street jewellers

20 July, 2018 — By Tom Foot

Daniel Jones

THE Hatton Garden heist burglar has had three years put on top of his seven-year sentence after pleading guilty to raiding a Mayfair jewellers.

Daniel Jones, 63, was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court last Thursday after admitting taking part in the raid on Chatila store in Old Bond Street.

On the August bank holiday weekend in 2010, more than £1million of stock was stolen as well as £45,000 in cash. The theft had all the hallmarks of a professional job.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bedford, of the Met’s organised crime command, said: “I am very satisfied to have secured this sentence against Daniel Jones who believed he had escaped justice for his involvement in this offence. This result was achieved through the dedication and determination of Flying Squad officers to ensure those responsible for such audacious offences are tracked down and brought to justice.”

Investigators found that the thieves had forced open lift doors on the ground floor and gone down the shaft to the basement using ladders. A hole was made in the wall of the lift shaft and they walked into the basement. A metal gate, bolted over the lift doors, was forced open.

The computer hard drive for the CCTV cameras was stolen from the rear office and the control panels for both alarm systems were forced open.

Police said the system were disabled in a way without the company in charge of the alarms realise anything was wrong.

Display cabinets in the main showroom and corridor were forced open and the contents taken but a main safe, contain- ing £40million of precious stones, was not accessed.

Jones was jailed for the £14million Hatton Gardens burglary in March 2016.

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