Jewellery Thefts in Manchester

A report by the Manchester Evening News has highlighted a recent increase in the amount of homes around Manchester which are being targeted by jewellery thieves. 

It's reported that there has been 18 high-value jewellery thefts, targeting Asian families in the Bolton area.

Who Are the Victims?

Thieves have been predominantly targeting Asian families across the Bolton area of Greater Manchester. Jewellery plays a large part in Asian culture, which is believed to be a distinctive part of the reasoning behind these targeted thefts.

The Greater Manchester Police (GMP) claim that these thefts are being specifically targeted in order to seize gold jewellery and cash. Some victims have...

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Safe Deposit Centre Vs The Bank

Deciding whether to use a private safe deposit company or a bank's deposit facilities can often cause some confusion.

Many banks have begun to close their safe deposit facilities, but there are some which still offer this service. The facilities and services offered may seem similar but there are some crucial differences to consider.

Differences Between a Safe Deposit Centre and a Bank

The access procedures at a safe deposit centre are the main priority for the business. Banks which offer deposit facilities also provide a range of other services which take the focus away from their deposit boxes. 

At a safe deposit centre,...

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Increased Demand for Safe Deposit Boxes


Over the past few years, there has been a reduction in the number of banks offering safe deposit facilities. Due to this, many people have had to locate alternative storage options for their valuables. 

As bank safe deposit box facilities are closing, the requirement for secure lockers at private centres has seen a rapid increase.

Global Demand for Safe Deposit Storage

Since 2010, the UK has seen several high-street banks withdraw or phase-out their safe deposit facilities, which has only caused a higher need for these facilities. It isn’t just the UK that has been...

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Security at Fort Knox

Fort Knox, the site of the United States Bullion Depository, is located just outside of an army base in the hills of Kentucky. The facility was completed in 1936 and is designed to withstand any form of attack. Entrance to the facility is impossible due to the large amount of security measures taken to ensure this cannot be done. It cost just over $500,000 to build.

What is held in Fort Knox?

Mainly, the facility is, and always has been used as a vault for the US gold reserves to be stored within. Over the years, the vaults have also contained the...

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The Baker Street Robbery

One of Britain’s most infamous robberies occurred in 1971 on Baker Street in London. The heist was so widely talked about that, just as the more recent Hatton Garden Heist was turned into a film titled The Bank Job.

But why did this robbery become one of the most talked about, or in some cases least talked about jobs in British criminal history?

The Robbery 

In 1971 a gang of professional, experienced criminals carried out a semi-successful bank raid, which has been talked about for decades.

The gang managed to tunnel their way into a vault containing hundreds of safe...

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