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Last Updated: Monday, 10 July 2006, 10:08 GMT 11:08 UK
Nine in court over Securitas raid
Securitas depot
The 53m Securitas raid was the UK's largest cash robbery
Nine people have appeared in court via video-link charged in connection with Britain's biggest cash robbery.

No pleas were entered at the Old Bailey by the six men and three women charged over the 53m raid on a Securitas depot in Kent.

The robbery took place on 22 February at the depot in Tonbridge and of the 53,116,760 stolen, it is believed 21m has been recovered.

The nine will stand trial next year. Police inquiries are continuing.

The case was adjourned to 3 October.

A provisional date for a trial lasting three or four months was set for 16 April 2007.

A tenth person will appear before Maidstone magistrates on Tuesday.

The nine who appeared in court via video-link on Monday were:

  • Car dealer John Fowler, aged 60, of Chart Hill Road, Staplehurst, Kent - charged with conspiracy to rob, three counts of kidnapping the depot manager, his wife and son, and handling stolen goods

  • Warehouse worker Raluca Millen, aged 25, of Dudley Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent - charged with conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to kidnap

  • Garage owner Roger Coutts, aged 29, of The Green, Welling, south east London - charged with conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to kidnap

  • Sales assistant Katie Philp, aged 23, of Hadlow Road, Tonbridge - charged with conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to kidnap

  • Car salesman Stuart Royle, aged 47, of Allen Street, Maidstone, Kent - charged with conspiracy to rob

  • Unemployed Jetmir Bucpapa, aged 25, of Hadlow Road, Tonbridge - charged with conspiracy to rob

  • Roofer Lea Rusha, aged 34, of Lambersart Close, Southborough, near Tunbridge Wells - charged with conspiracy to rob

  • Ermir Hysenaj, aged 26, of New Road, Crowborough, East Sussex - charged with conspiracy to rob

  • Hairdresser Kim Shackleton, 39, of Allen Street, Maidstone - charged with handling stolen goods

    Signwriter Keith Borer, aged 53, of Hempstead Lane, Maidstone, is also accused of handling stolen goods and will appear at Maidstone Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

    Police are also currently seeking the extradition of a 26-year-old man who was arrested in Morocco on 25 June.




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