*NEW - For All You Budding 'Diamond Wheezers'
At this year’s show, The Drilling & Sawing Association (DSA) will show a replica of the wall and holes that were drilled by the Hatton Garden Heist robbers.
The Hatton Garden Heist robbers also known as the 'Diamond Wheezers' because they were all in their 60s and 70s, used a specialist heavy duty diamond drilling rig used to bore a hole through two metres of reinforced concrete into the vault of the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company over the Easter weekend in 2015, during one of the greatest heists Britain has ever known.
A rig mounted Hilti DD350, the 'weapon of choice', will be displayed at the show.
The robbers, had an eye for the spectacular; evading alarms, clambering down a lift shaft and spending up to 24 hours drilling through the concrete before ripping open some 70 safety deposit boxes and making off with hundreds of millions of pounds of jewellery stored inside. Several rough diamonds and a half-cut aqua diamond worth £500,000 are thought to be among the haul.
The DSA, who provided support to the Police investigation following the robbery, will be on hand to explain about members products and services.
Plus, there will be a competition for the fastest person to climb through the meticulously-cut hole. Visit them on stand CE332.