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    Swedish commando style helicopter raid trial


    by ODN


    Ten men accused of stealing around £3.5 million in a commando-style raid on a Swedish cash depot have pleaded innocent as prosecutors opened their trial with spectacular surveillance video of the brazen helicopter heist.

    The footage of the September 23, 2009 robbery showed three black-clad bandits leaping from the chopper and breaking into the G4S cash facility in Stockholm from the roof.

    They used explosives, ladders and a power cutter to access the cash as panicked employees, all unarmed, fled the building.

    Police have not recovered the cash and say several suspects are still at large.

    Five of those on trial were charged with aggravated robbery and five with complicity, in one of the largest police investigations in Swedish history.

    If found guilty, they could face prison terms of up to 10 years.