Was The Sony Takedown Looting Rioters Or Professional Crooks?

In early August, as riots raged through north London, the Sony Enfield distribution centre burned. Three million CDs and tens of thousand DVDs were lost in the fire. Looters made off with game consoles.

According to the Telegraph, evidence suggest that this wasn't mere looting. This was a heist, carried out by pros.

It's believed that a well-organised gang used the riots as a distraction to raid the guarded Sony distribution centre. Sources in the security industry said that specialised cutting equipment was used for up to two hours to take down a security fence before the break-in. A fleet of vans apparently drove in and were loaded up with gear.

Then, these robbers supposedly lured other roving gangs to loot the building, thus, covering up their tracks. Five males (ages ranging from 17 to 23) were arrested for the looting and arson. They are currently out on bail.

Neither Metropolitan Police nor Sony commented on these latest findings.

Riots: Sony warehouse raid ' was professional heist' [Telegraph]

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Comments

    Oh yes, because the telegraph is so reliable. This is nothing more than Kotaku and it's hardon for anything related to this outage. Also I am shocked, this is like the first time Brian has done an article that isn't primarily about Japan.

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