Tuesday 19 May 2020

Moment Man Threw Safe With £27,000 Onto Roof As Police Raided House

Police captured the incident on bodycam video
Video shows the moment a man leaned out of a top floor window and flung a safe containing £27,000 onto the roof as police raided the house. in Birmingham. As officers broke down the front door in the early morning raid, others were watching the back of the house and caught the moment on bodycam video. In the footage, released by the force, a man is seen emerging from a loft skylight with the safe. 

The object then slides down the tiles and through the guttering, before plunging over the edge to a flat roof below. Police guided fellow officers to the safe whose contents have been seized while inquiries continue. A 23-year-old man was arrested at the house on suspicion of money-laundering following the incident in Harborne at about 6am on Monday. Moment £27,000 is thrown from safe during Birmingham drug raid Play 

(Picture: West Midlands Police) A suspected drug network ?money man? made a botched bid to distance himself from a safe-full of cash by hurling it from a first floor window?sending it crashing onto the roof of his Birmingham home extension. Officers forced entry to the address in Serpentine Road at around 6am today (18 May) on the back of intelligence it was linked to a drugs supply gang. A man was arrested moments after dropping a safe from a window which fell onto a ground floor extension and shattered several roof tiles. We recovered the safe and found it to contain around ?27,000 in cash.

Police were watching the back of the house (Picture: West Midlands Police) Officers had been carrying out a drugs warrant at the address after ‘community intelligence’ linked it to a drugs gang, the force said. Inspector Sharon Revitt, from the force’s gangs unit, said it would have to be proven that the cash in the safe had been ‘accrued legally and not through crime’. She added that otherwise, police would look to permanently seize the cash using powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), and use it to help fund community projects or crime prevention schemes. 

Ms Revitt added: ‘We really value information from the public in our fight against the scourge of drugs and associated crime: the information is always taken seriously and we’ll look to act to catch offenders and make communities safer.’

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