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    Ten charged with helicopter heist


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    Ten people were have been charged for their role in a spectacular heist involving a helicopter in Stockholm.

    Newly released footage of the robbery shows a helicopter landing on the roof of a security company housing a cash depot in September last year. The gang are seen smashing their way into the glass-domed ceiling and climbing down a ladder.

    Footage shows the thieves in action, using explosives and a mechanical saw to get to the money. The gang then loaded the loot into the helicopter before taking-off.

    The stolen helicopter was later found near a lake in the northern suburbs of the capital.

    But despite the gang's meticulous planning, District Prosecutor Leif Gorts told a news conference on Monday the police had been aware of the plot.

    He said: "We had already had an investigation in place for several weeks based on information from the Serbian police."

    Of the ten men detained, five will be prosecuted for aggravated theft and the other five for aiding and abetting.