Three years after the Hatton Garden Heist took place it seems that the final missing member of the gang – Basil, has now been arrested after a raid took place in north London.
The rest of the gang have been arrested and sentenced - however the final member, still only known to the press by his nickname Basil, who had disappeared with an estimated £10 million, half of the total stolen on the night of the heist, may finally be in police custody.
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After the heist the gang, apart from one were arrested very quickly – but the final member seemed to disappear completely. Surveillance conversations between the gang members blamed Basil for accidentally triggering the alarm that led to the gang being captured, that he was not a career criminal but brought in instead because of his knowledge of the buildings alarm system. The Police have not yet confirmed the arrest of the final gang member, but they expected to make a formal statement on the arrest in the coming days.