pounds 1.5m cash bag stolen from Heathrow compound

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A bag containing $2.5m (pounds 1.5m) cash has been stolen at Heathrow Airport as it was being moved from New York to Moscow. The theft took place despite high security at the British Airways' cargo compound where the money was being transferred between aircraft. It came to light when a security guard noticed that seals on the transit container were broken. But another three bags containing a further $7.5 million were left untouched.

Police questioned all staff at the compound questioned, but there were no arrests. However, Scotland Yard believes that as the theft took place "air-side" where the public cannot go, it is likely that the thief had inside information. The money is understood to have come from the Republic National Bank of New York to the Toko Bank in Moscow.