Two security guards have been jailed after staging a 7 million fake robbery from their own cash-in-transit van outside Heathrow Airport. One of the pair was found several hours later tied up and left by a roadside, with the van abandoned and the cash missing in a bid to make it look like the two men were victims. Loomis employees Mohammad Siddique, 32, and Ranjeev Singh, 40, were each jailed for six-and-a-half years after they were found guilty of conspiracy to steal at Kingston Crown Court earlier in October.
Another man, Rafaqat Hussain, who helped Siddique and Singh organise the heist, and was said to be “at the heart of the conspiracy”, was sentenced for 10 years and three months after pleading guilty in September to helping stage the robbery, launder the money and commit burglary. The money has never been recovered. During the trial, prosecutor Sandip Patel QC said the “audacious theft” was worthy of a Hollywood script and “carefully planned and executed”.
“It was an audacious theft carefully planned and executed and you may think it would make a Hollywood movie script, they would call it the ‘Heathrow Heist’ if anyone wanted to write a script about it.”
How the heist unfolded
On March 14, a security van was loaded with 26 bags of cash belonging to Credit Suisse at the BA cargo depot at Heathrow Airport. Siddique drove it out of the security gates of the depot with Singh in the passenger seat. He then stopped the vehicle to allow Singh to take what was claimed to be a toilet break.
Siddique then drove off with the 7million in cash. Singh waited inside the toilet block for some time before raising the alarm. He claimed he could not contact anyone earlier as he had left his mobile phone in the vehicle.
The security van was later found abandoned with its engine still running in West View, Feltham, while Siddique was found a few hours later tied up and left by a roadside. When questioned by police he said he had been contacted weeks before the robbery by an unknown man at his home. He claimed the man threatened to burn his home down and forced him to take part in the plan.
Mobile phones revealed conspiracy links
Although Singh claimed he left his mobile phone in the van before it was driven off, it emerged he had a second phone all along, stored in his jacket pocket, which he used to speak to Siddique while he was in the toilet. Mobile phone data was also presented by the prosecution to the court to show that Siddique had been in contact with his co-conspirators on the day of the heist and was directly involved. Secret recordings made by a device planted by police in Hussain’s car caught him admitting “I had all the cash, 7 million” and also heard him boast that he could buy any car he wanted with the stolen cash.
He said: “Mate it was a job, I f****** robbed 7 million.
“I want to lie low, I could buy a Ferrari, I want to chill for about six months, buy a couple of houses, flip them and make a bit of money.”
Sentencing the pair at Kingston Crown Court, Judge Stephen John told Siddique and Singh they “must now pay the price” after playing “for high stakes”. He called the staged robbery “a sophisticated operation which involved meticulous planning and execution”, in which Siddique and Singh “played (their) parts to perfection”. The court heard there are more people involved in the case that have not been identified.
Prosecutor Sandip Patel QC said someone with inside information would have been involved, Hussain knew that Siddique and Singh had been “assigned the Credit Suisse run well before they were officially told at around 7.15am that morning” after calling Siddique at 5.42am to make it clear that would be the day of the heist. A further man, Garry Carrod, was jailed for three-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary. He and Hussain, along with Hussain’s wife Razvana Zeib, both of Chadwick Road, Slough, organised a house they wanted to buy with their share of the 7 million to be ransacked in an attempt to bring down the price.
An 88-year-old woman was selling the house to fund a place in a care home, but after it was flooded and vandalised, with windows broken, her failure to tell insurers she was not living there at the time of the burglary meant they failed to pay out. Carrod, 34, from Taplow, Buckinghamshire, has 74 previous convictions, including one for conspiracy to steal vehicles with Hussain, who has 64 previous offences to his name. Hussain’s wife Zeib, 35, will be sentenced at a later date after she plead guilty to conspiracy to money launder and commit burglary.
1/58 27 August 2017
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan takes part in a release of doves as a show of respect for those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire, during the Notting Hill Carnival Family Day in west London. PA
2/58 26 August 2017
Eight people have died in a crash involving a minibus and two lorries on the M1 near Milton Keynes . All of those who died are believed to have been travelling in the minibus, which was from the Nottingham area . The two lorry drivers have been arrested, one of them on suspicion of driving while over the alcohol limit. Alamy
3/58 25 August 2017
A Science Museum employee poses next to the Wells Cathedral Clock mechanism during a photocall at the Science Museum in London, England .
The Wells Cathedral Clock mechanism is believed to be one of the oldest in the world. Getty Images
4/58 24 August 2017
Lavlyn Mendoza (left) and Jennifer Quila celebrate after collecting their GCSE results, at Sion-Manning Roman Catholic Girls school in west London
Ben Stevens/PA Wire
5/58 24 August 2017
Reverend Andrew Poppe takes part in cricket match on the Brambles sandbank at low tide on August 24, 2017 in Hamble, England . The annual event sees Hamble’s Royal Southern Yacht Club team take on the Cowes-based Island Sailing Club in a game of cricket . Spectators from the Isle of White and Southampton travel on boats to watch the match which lasts for around 45 minutes while the sandbank is exposed
Jack Taylor/Getty Images
6/58 21 August 2017
People gather in Parliament Square to listen to the final chimes of Big Ben ahead of a four-year renovation plan in London . The bell will still be used for special occasions such as marking New Year, but will remain silent on a daily basis, to allow the work teams to carry out structural repairs
7/58 20 August 2017
The Liverpool crew enters the Mersey, during the start of the Clipper Round the World Race at the Albert Docks, Liverpool.
8/58 19 August 2017
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage poses for photographs with veterans and Chelsea Pensioners next to a Spitfire on display at the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight in Biggin Hill, England . The Biggin Hill Festival of Flight is an annual airshow event and in 2017 the airport is celebrating its centenary . The airport only became exclusively business and general aviation in 1959, prior to which it was used by the British Royal Air Force. Getty
9/58 18 August 2017
The Isle of Skye is known as one of the most beautiful places in Scotland, however its infrastructure services are being stretched to the limit by the number of visitors heading there to enjoy its rugged scenic beauty. Getty Images
10/58 17 August 2017
Grainne Close (L) and Shannon Sickles (2nd L) alongside Henry Edmond Kane (3rd L) and Christopher Patrick Flanagan (4th L) at Belfast High Court speak to the media through their solicitor Mark O’Connor (R) after the ruling on whether to allow same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland in Belfast, Northern Ireland .
The judge dismissed both cases . Same-sex marriage is recognised in the rest of the United Kingdom but not in Northern Ireland were the largest political party, the DUP has blocked proposed legislation . Shannon Sickles and Grainne Close, the first women to have a civil partnership in the UK and Henry Edmond Kane and Christopher Patrick Flanagan were challenging the NI Assembly’s repeated refusal to legislate for same sex marriage. Getty
11/58 16 August 2017
Ratings line the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the UK’s newest aircraft carrier, as she arrives in Portsmouth . The 65,000-tonne carrier, the largest warship ever to be built in Britain, is expected to be the Navy’s flagship for at least 50 years.
12/58 15 August 2017
People watch a bonfire in the bogside area of Londonderry, which is traditionally torched on August 15 to mark a Catholic feast day celebrating the assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven, but in modern times the fire has become a source of contention and associated with anti-social behaviour. PA
13/58 14 August 2017
An artist s impression showing the proposed London Garden Bridge . The 200m plan to build a bridge covered with trees over the River Thames in central London has been abandoned . The Garden Bridge Trust said it had failed to raise funds since losing the support of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan in April
14/58 13 August 2017
Sir Mo Farah stands at the top of the Coca-Cola London Eye as he bids a final farewell to British track athletics after winning gold in the 10,000m and silver in the 5,000m at the IAAF World Championships in his home city
15/58 12 August 2017
A dog retrieves a shot grouse on Lofthouse Moor in North Yorkshire as the Glorious 12th, the official start of the grouse shooting season, gets underway.Grouse moor estates received millions of pounds in subsidies last year, according to analysis which comes amid a debate over the future of farming payments after Brexit
16/58 11 August 2017
Hot air balloons in the air after taking off in a mass ascent at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. PA
17/58 11 August 2017
The scene in Rosslyn Avenue, Sunderland, after an explosion at a house.
18/58 10 August 2017
Police on Goose Lane bridge which goes over the M11 motorway near Birchanger which is closed after a van driver was killed in a motorway crash after what “appears to be a lump of concrete” struck his windscreen and his vehicle hit a tree. PA
19/58 10 August 2017
Emergency services at the scene in Lavender Hill, southwest London, after a bus left the road and hit a shop. PA
20/58 9 August 2017
Guards march up to Windsor Castle in the rain as a yellow weather warning for rain has been issued for parts of the UK .
Heavy rain has brought flooding to the north-east of England
21/58 8 August 2017
A car on fire in the North Queen Street area of Belfast, close to the site of a contentious bonfire . The car was torched shortly after 10pm on Monday night
22/58 7 August 2017
A post-Brexit trade deal with the US could see a massive increase in the amount of cancer-causing toxins in British milk and baby food
23/58 6 August 2017
Acts gather amongst the crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. PA
24/58 5 August 2017
New world 100m champion Justin Gatlin pays respect to Usain Bolt after the Jamaican s last solo race
25/58 5 August 2017
Katarina Johnson-Thompson of Great Britain (Lane 6) and Carolin Schafer of Germany (Lane 7) and their opponants compete in the Women’s Heptathlon 100 metres hurdles during day two of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017 at The London Stadium. Getty Images
26/58 5 August 2017
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is greeted by PSNI and Garda police officers representative of the gay community as he attends a Belfast Gay Pride breakfast meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland . The Irish Prime Minister is on a two day visit to the province having already met with DUP leader Arlene Foster yesterday .
The DUP, Northern Ireland’s largest political party have so far blocked attempts to legalise gay marriage. Getty Images
Members of Unite employed by Serco at Barts Health NHS Trust, on strike over pay, protest outside Serco’s presentation of financial results at JP Morgan, in London. PA
28/58 3 August 2017
Athletics – IAAF World Athletics Championships Preview – London, Britain – August 3, 2017 Great Britain’s Mo Farah takes a photo in the stadium
29/58 3 August 2017
Britain’s Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, addresses journalists during a press conference to deliver the quarterly inflation report in London, August 3, 2017 . REUTERS
Bank of England and British Airways workers stage a protest outside the Bank of England in the City of London.
31/58 2 August 2017
Britain’s Prince Philip, in his role as Captain General, Royal Marines, attends a Parade to mark the finale of the 1664 Global Challenge, on the Buckingham Palace Forecourt, in central London, Britain.The 96-year-old husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, made his final solo appearance at the official engagement on Wednesday, before retiring from active public life. REUTERS
32/58 2 August 2017
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt gestures during a press conference prior to Bolt’s last World Championship, in east London
33/58 30 July 2017
Riders wait at the start on Horse Guards Parade in central London ahead of the “Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic 2017”, UCI World Tour cycle race in London. AFP/Getty Images
34/58 29 July 2017
Horse and riders take part in the Riding of the Marches ford on the River Esk, alongside the Roman Bridge in Musselburgh, East Lothian, during the annual Musselburgh Festival organised by the Honest Toun’s Association.
35/58 28 July 2017
A wide view of play during day two of the 3rd Investec Test match between England and South Africa at The Kia Oval
Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images
36/58 27 July 2017
A nurse shows a message on his phone to colleagues as they take part in a protest near Downing Street in London . The Royal College of Nursing have launched a series of demonstrations, as part of their ‘Summer of Protest’ campaign against the 1 percent cap on annual pay rises for most NHS staff
Carl Court/Getty Images
37/58 27 July 2017
Two men look through binoculars at US Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W . Bush anchored off the coast on in Portsmouth, England . The 100,000 ton ship dropped anchor in the Solent this morning ahead of Exercise Saxon Warrior 2017, a training exercise between the UK and USA
Jack Taylor/Getty Images
38/58 26 July 2017
Connie Yates, mother of terminally-ill 11-month-old Charlie Gard, arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on where a High Court judge is set to decide where baby Charlie Gard will end his life
39/58 26 July 2017
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gestures while posing for a photograph at the Sydney Opera House, in Sydney . Johnson is there to attend AUKMIN, the annual meeting of UK and Australian Foreign and Defence Ministers. Dan Himbrechts
40/58 25 July 2017
Britain Prime Minister Theresa May walks with her husband Philip in Desenzano del Garda, by the Garda lake, as they holiday in northern Italy
41/58 23 July 2017
England team players pose after winning the ICC Women’s World Cup cricket final between England and India at Lord’s cricket ground in London
42/58 23 July 2017
Rajeshwari Gayakwad of India attempts to run out Jenny Gunn of England during the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 Final between England and India at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London
Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
43/58 22 July 2017
Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium after the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 22.5 kilometers (14 miles) with start and finish in Marseille, France.
44/58 22 July 2017
Competitors take part in the swim stage during the AJ Bell London Triathlon 2017 at Royal Victoria Docks in London, England . The 21st annual AJ Bell Triathlon sees 13000 competitors take part in the world’s largest triathlon. Getty Images
45/58 21 July 2017
Environment Secretary Michael Gove looks at screens in the information pod in the forest zone at the WWF Living Planet Centre in Woking, after he told an audience of environmental and countryside organisations that Brexit gives scope for Britain to be a global leader in green policy
46/58 21 July 2017
Screen grabbed image taken from video issued by NATS showing air traffic over the UK yesterday at 12:15pm, with red representing departures, yellow arrivals, purple domestic and blue overflights . Air traffic controllers are dealing with the busiest day in the UK’s aviation history . A total of 8,800 planes are to be handled by controllers across the country over 24 hours, at the start of a summer season which is due to see a record 770,000 flights in UK airspace – 40,000 more than last year
47/58 20 July 2017
Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon shows off his cufflinks after cutting steel on the first Type 26 frigate at BAE System’s Govan Shipyard near Glasgow.
48/58 20 July 2017
Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson looks at a bipedal humanoid robot Wabian2 at Research Institute for Science and Engineering at Waseda University’s Kikuicho Campus in Tokyo
49/58 19 July 2017
A damaged road in Coverack, Cornwall, after intense rain caused flash flooding in the coastal village. PA
50/58 19 July 2017
Prince George holds hands with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they leave Warsaw
51/58 18 July 2017
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during her visit to the site of Aberdeen Harbour’s expansion into Nigg Bay
52/58 18 July 2017
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives at Downing Street for the weekly cabinet meeting
53/58 17 July 2017
Daniel Goodfellow and Tom Daley of Great Britain compete during the Men’s Diving 10M Synchro Platform, preliminary round on day four of the Budapest 2017 FINA World Championships on July 17, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary
54/58 17 July 2017
Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson speaks to the press upon his arrival at the European Council for the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels
Aurore Belot/AFP/Getty Images
55/58 16 July 2017
Switzerland’s Roger Federer holds aloft the winner’s trophy after beating Croatia’s Marin Cilic in their men’s singles final match, during the presentation on the last day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London . Roger Federer won 6-3, 6-1, 6-4.
56/58 15 July 2017
Garbine Muguruza of Spain celebrates victory with the trophy after the Ladies Singles final against Venus Williams of The United States on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon. Getty
57/58 14 July 2017
The hearse departs St Joseph’s Church after the funeral service for six year old Sunderland FC fan, Bradley Lowery on in Hartlepool, England . Bradley was diagnosed with neuroblastoma aged only 18 months .
Hundreds of people lined the streets to pay their respects to the Sunderland football supporter who lost his battle with cancer last Friday.
58/58 13 July 2017
The EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, receives an Arsenal football top from Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels
PINKERTON is advertising for a Regional Investigator to work in London, United Kingdom. The Regional Investigator, assigned to EMEA, conducts various investigations and analysis for a specific client. The Investigator will complete all investigations by gathering pertinent data, reviewing investigative gaps, preparing case files, and completing associated reporting requirements.
Essential Functions; The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job. Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately. The employee might not be required to perform all functions listed. Additional duties may be assigned, and functions may be modified, according to business necessity. All assigned duties or tasks are deemed to be part of the essential functions, unless such duties or tasks are unrelated to the functions listed, in which case they are deemed to be other (non-essential) functions. Employees are held accountable for successful job performance. Job performance standards may be documented separately, and may include functions, objectives, duties or tasks not specifically listed herein. In performing functions, duties or tasks, employees are required to know and follow safe work practices, and to be aware of company policies and procedures related to job safety, including safety rules and regulations. Employees are required to notify superiors upon becoming aware of unsafe working conditions.
All functions, duties or tasks are to be carried out in an honest, ethical and professional manner, and to be performed in conformance with applicable company policies and procedures. In the event of uncertainty or lack of knowledge of company policies and procedures, employees are required to request clarification or explanations from superiors or authorized company representatives. For more information follow the link below.
EMEA Regional Investigator, UK. – PALADIN JOBS
Taken from: Regional Investigator, London.