Viewers had been loving Ross Kemp’s Millennium Dome Heist documentary
Ross Kemp had viewers entertained tonight together with his documentary on the Millennium Dome Heist, the place robbers went to nice efforts of attempting to steal an enormous diamond – with out realising it was faux.
The previous EastEnders actor took viewers again down reminiscence lane – and launched others to the wild story – in regards to the group of crafty thieves who orchestrated a plot to steal £350 million value of DeBeers diamonds from the guts of the Millennium Dome earlier than it grew to become the O2 Area.
In the course of the ITV doc, Ross met Steve, one of many firearms officers who was tasked with infiltrating the raid in November 2000.
‘Successfully everybody’s counting on you to be those to go up there and arrest them – and should you fail in that, it’s all the way down to you,’ Steve recalled including that the federal government, together with the house secretary, had been made conscious of the heist which police had tracked for months in a covert mission.
Nonetheless surprised by the plan, Steve mentioned: ‘It’s form of like out of a film,’ whereas viewers in contrast it to a plot out of Ocean’s 11 or James Bond.
Finally, two of the thieves managed to smash by the Dome on a JCB tractor and hacked by the glass that was made to resist an assault for half-hour.
Nonetheless the particular police unit managed to interrupt their plan and made arrests inside minutes.
The filmmaker famous that the JCB was value greater than the faux diamonds (Image: ITV)
The robbers hoped to make off with £350 million value of DeBeers diamonds (Image: ITV)
The robbers had deliberate to get away on a speedboat parked simply outdoors the Millennium Dome and, much more surprisingly, signed off the rent as: ‘Mr T Diamond,’ planting simple breadcrumbs for the police.
Earlier, Ross revealed how they even misplaced the keys to one among their getaway autos.
Viewers couldn’t fairly recover from the very best a part of the documentary which got here on the finish – Ross revealed that the actual multi-million pound diamonds had been really swapped out for faux ones by DeBeers and the robbers, in fact, had no clue.
Ross even famous that the JCB tractor was ‘in all probability value greater than the faux diamonds’.
Reacting to the surprising occasions, one viewer tweeted: ‘I keep in mind going so fascinated on this and might’t consider it occurred in the course of the day with individuals there.’
One viewer queried: ‘What I can’t perceive is what’s going to the gang do with a £350m diamond except it’s being stolen to order? I imply the place are they gonna flog it, down Money Convertors.’
Equally confused, one other agreed: ‘I’m nonetheless uncertain what they had been even planning on doing with it. (I do know promoting it, however it could have been the most well liked property on the earth.) Impressed with the police surveillance as properly.’
‘These lads who tried to steal these diamonds from the millennium dome had some balls! They signed the cheque for the getaway boat as Mr T Diamond,’ one other viewer reacted.
Fully unaware of the heist, one chimed in: ‘The #MillenniumDomeHeist documentary was sensible – I had no thought this even occurred!’
Ross Kemp’s Millennium Dome Heist is obtainable to observe on ITV Hub.