These are the amazing first images of the gang behind the Hatton Garden heist who escaped with a massive haul of gems worth millions in WHEELIE BINS.
The Mirror has uncovered dramatic footage showing those responsible for one of Britain’s biggest ever raids.
In the first real-time account of how the daring theft was executed, we can reveal how the gang of at least six men arrived late on the night before Good Friday, then disappeared with the loot early on Easter Sunday.
In TWO separate visits, the masked men worked relentlessly through the night to drill their way into the underground vault at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company in London’s most exclusive diamond district.
The gang smashed open approximately 70 safety deposit boxes before escaping with jewels believed to be worth in excess of £60million.
It is believed they disabled or removed CCTV cameras in the area to cover their tracks – but our footage shows they did not do a thorough enough job.
We have made police aware of the film but it is feared the sophisticated gang, whose members we have nicknamed Mr Ginger, Mr Strong, Mr Montana, The Gent, The Tall Man and The Old Man, have already left the country.
Last night a source said: “This was clearly the work of a professional gang who planned this job down to every last detail.
“But they may have made a mistake in leaving this footage behind.”
Thursday, April 2
21.19 Staff at the safety deposit centre lock up for the Easter weekend.
21.23 Mr Ginger appears, wearing latex gloves, a blue jacket and dark trousers and carrying a large black sack on his shoulders, keeping his head down obscuring his face from the camera.
Seconds later he turns round, revealing his ginger hair under a black flat cap. He turns back on himself and makes his way downstairs towards the vault.
21.27 Street camera shows a white Ford Transit van pulling up to an alley beside the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit building.
Men are seen dragging wheelie bins down the alley before the white van drives away. A dark Audi TT, which may not be connected to the raid, is seen closely following behind.
21.30 The Gent arrives, wearing a hard hat, balaclava, and a high-vis jacket with Gas emblazoned on the back. He is carrying a large holdall and makes his way towards the vault. He is wearing dark trousers tucked into his stripy socks revealing a pair of smart brown shoes.
21.31 Mr Strong comes in wearing a builder’s hat and carrying steel supports, which could have been used for the diamond-tipped drill used to smash through the vault.
Seconds later The Gent returns and is now wearing a dust mask and a hard hat. He stands with Mr Strong and the pair move tools into the building.
21.33 The gang brings in more holdalls and tools and takes them downstairs towards the vault.
21.36 Mr Montana, in a top appearing to be emblazoned with “Montana”, is seen for the first time. Two minutes later he and Mr Strong drag wheelie bins in – one possibly containing the 77lb drill that bored through the reinforced 7ft concrete wall to reach the vault.
21.41 The gang struggle to move an air conditioning system out of the way to get another wheelie bin in. Mr Ginger is last seen shortly before 1am but there is no more movement above ground until they leave the next morning.
Friday, April 3
7.51 Mr Ginger now in a dust mask, baseball cap and balaclava brings up two purple holdalls. He places them on the floor by the fire door and waits for another gang member to come up. Mr Montana, wearing a baseball cap and trainers, brings up two red tool boxes. He has his head down but then turns to the camera – he has a shaved head, and possibly an earring in his left ear.
7.52 The Gent brings up a red monkey wrench and possibly massive bolt cutters, before leaving them on the side before he goes back downstairs.
8.02 The Gent comes up from the vault with a big black bucket full of tools before going back downstairs.
8.03 Mr Montana and Mr Strong come upstairs and put tools in a bag.
8.05 Three of the gang stand by the stairs at the top of the vault chatting.
One is wearing pink trainers. The Old Man, a grey-haired chap who has not yet been seen on camera, comes upstairs and the gang start cleaning out the bags and tools then leave the premises.
8.12 The street camera captures the white Transit pull up to the alley. The gang, still in high-vis clothes, take two minutes to load up before driving off.
Saturday April 4
22.17 The camera picks up Mr Ginger returning just over 48 hours after he first arrived on the scene. He is wearing latex gloves and carrying a black sack. He goes downstairs towards the vault.
22.32 The Tall Man enters the fire escape wearing a flat cap and carrying a blue Nike bag and a red tool box. The Old Man comes in wearing a high-vis jacket and carrying a dark holdall.
Just three of the gang have returned. There is no movement picked up on the camera until the following morning.
Sunday April 5
46 The Tall man wearing an Adidas tracksuit top comes up from the vault carrying two red tools. He returns downstairs but seconds later rushes upstairs and back down again with the tools.
6.01 All three men can now be seen – Mr Ginger, The Tall Man and The Old Man. The Tall Man and The Old Man struggle to move a bin before they drag it outside. The Old Man leans on the bin, struggling for breath, as he reveals a clear shot of the side of his face.
6.10 The gang returns with another wheelie bin. The Tall Man brings a tool bag upstairs. He goes back and forth a further four times in 20 minutes, bringing bags up from the vault.
6.12 The street camera captures Moped Man pull up then walk down the alley. He drives off 20 minutes later.
6.41 A white van arrives by the alley and the gang start loading equipment on it, including several wheelie bins.
6.43 The Tall man comes back in and picks up two red tools. He then leaves.
6.44 Three men get in the white van before driving off.