2 more held in $87 million robbery
Police released these sketches of the man they believe abducted the security depot manager.
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LONDON, England (CNN) -- Two more arrests have been made in connection with what is believed to be the largest cash robbery in British history, Kent police say.
In the armed robbery Wednesday at a security depot in Tonbridge, Kent, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) southeast of London, thieves made off with at least £25 million ($44 million), and possibly as much as £50 million ($87 million), authorities said.
The men, aged 33 and 55, were arrested in the Maidstone area, officers told a news conference on Saturday.
They are being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery. Three other people remain on police bail in connection with the robbery.
"I'm really pleased with the way this (investigation) is developing," Kent's Assistant Chief Constable Adrian Leppard said.
The robbers first abducted the depot manager Colin Dixon, his wife Lynn and their young son Craig, releasing them after the manager had been forced to let them into the facility, authorities said.
Depot manager Dixon also issued a statement on Saturday describing what he and his family had endured as the worst night of their lives.
"This horrific experience angers me beyond belief. No one should have to suffer as we have done," Dixon said.
"For criminals to use me is bad enough. But to kidnap my wife and child and put guns against their heads and threaten them with death is something so frightening that words cannot convey them today."
He said his son Craig, who was nine on Friday, was still in deep shock.
"He will carry this for the rest of his life," his statement said. "How dare they do this to a little boy?"
Earlier on Saturday, detectives released a new computer-generated image of one of the suspected raiders who abducted Lynn Dixon and her son.
He was aged between 45 and 49, with a sickly complexion. He had thick brown hair, which detectives said could have been a wig, and bushy moustache, which also might have been a fake.
It is the second e-fit to be released. On Friday an image was published of a suspect, about 6ft tall, with a scruffy ginger beard which also might have been false.
Leppard said it was possible the same man was being described in both of the e-fits.
Detectives are also still studying a white Ford Transit van, found on Friday with a large amount of cash in the car park of a hotel near Ashford International station, a hub for trains to Paris and Brussels.
Authorities are offering a 2 million pound ($3.5 million) reward for information leading to the "professional organized gangsters" who committed the robbery.
Police have received more than 400 phone calls on a hotline set up for the investigation, said Leppard, who is leading the investigation.
The cash depot is run by Sweden's Securitas AB, one of the world's largest security firms. In Great Britain, it conducts such services for businesses and government agencies, including the Bank of England.
Britain's previous biggest cash theft occurred in 2004, when £26.5 million was taken from the Northern Bank's Belfast headquarters.
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