British tabloids are loving London's latest jewelry heist

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British Tabloids Are Loving London's Latest Jewelry Heist

A major theft, which the BBC likened to the screenplay of a heist movie, happened over Easter weekend in London's storied "Diamond District." As many as 70 safety deposit boxes stacked with jewelry were looted throughout the three-day heist.

Numbers on just how valuable the heist was vary. The BBC says it could be up to £100 million. The Sun? Two hundred million pounds. The Daily Mirror claims £60 million.

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Detective Chief Inspector Paul Johnson (C) of the Flying Squad, speaks to journalists outside Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd following last weekend's burglary in London on April 9, 2015. Thieves may have got away with a record haul of diamonds after a brazen heist in London's diamond district netted an estimated £200 million worth (275 million euro, $300 million) of gems, media reported. AFP PHOTO/JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Johnson of the Flying Squad, speaks to journalists outside Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd following last weekend's burglary in London on April 9, 2015. Thieves may have got away with a record haul of diamonds after a brazen heist in London's diamond district netted an estimated £200 million worth (275 million euro, $300 million) of gems, media reported. AFP PHOTO/JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Daily Star has its own name for the alleged ringleader - the "King of Diamonds," - and says it's believed he and his partners drilled through a vault's walls to access the diamonds.

So how does a group of thieves rob a place for three days straight without noticing?

Well, an alarm was supposedly triggered Friday, but wasn't answered by police - or anybody for that matter - until Tuesday. It's believed the place was deserted because of it being both Easter and the start of the Jewish Passover holidays.

Of course, British tabloids being the way they are, it didn't take long before headlines started taking pot shots at the police.

The Sun labeled them as "bungling" while The Daily Mirror pointed to the CCTV footage saying police would have easily caught the thieves had they responded.

Speaking to Sky News, a former British organized crime investigation chief said, given the crime's sophistication, it's likely the jewelry is already out of the country.

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