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Last Updated: Saturday, 1 July 2006, 11:10 GMT 12:10 UK
Woman faces 53m robbery charges
Securitas depot
The 53m Securitas raid was the UK's largest cash robbery
A 23-year-old woman has appeared in court charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and kidnap in connection in the 53m Securitas depot robbery in Kent.

Sales assistant Katie Louise Philp, from Hadlow Road, Tonbridge, was remanded in custody by magistrates in Maidstone on Saturday.

She will appear at the Old Bailey on 10 July, along with eight other people who have already appeared in court.

Police are continuing to question a 27-year-old man from south-east London.

The man was arrested on Friday in Thamesmead on suspicion of conspiracy to rob.

Biggest-ever robbery

Detectives said on Friday they believe they have recovered 21m of the stolen cash and that another 30m is probably hidden somewhere in south-east England.

A total of 36 people have so far been arrested in the inquiry into Britain's biggest-ever cash robbery, which took place in February.

Car dealer John Fowler, 60, of Staplehurst in Kent, is charged with conspiracy to rob, kidnapping the depot manager, his wife and son, and handling stolen goods.

Car salesman Stuart Royle, 47, from Maidstone, unemployed Jetmir Bucpapa, 24, from Tonbridge, Lea Rusha, 33, from Southborough, near Tunbridge Wells, and Ermir Hysenaj, of Crowborough, East Sussex, are charged with conspiracy to rob.

Hairdresser Kim Shackleton, 38, from Maidstone, is charged with handling stolen goods.

Another woman, warehouse worker Raluca Antonela Millen, of Dudley Road, Tunbridge Wells, has also been charged with conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to kidnap.

Roger Lloyd Coutts, 29, a garage owner of The Green, Welling, is charged with conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to kidnap.

Lee Murray, a 26-year-old martial arts expert from Sidcup, south London, who was arrested in Morocco on Sunday, is in custody pending extradition proceedings.




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