- Police arrest a 10th suspect in connection with last month's heist
- Eight men are charged with conspiracy to burgle in connection with Hatton Garden raid
- They will appear in court Thursday; a ninth suspect has been released on bail
The suspects, ages 48 to 76, were charged with conspiracy to burgle, according to a statement from the Metropolitan Police on Wednesday.
The eight men were due to appear Thursday before Westminster Magistrates' Court in central London.
A ninth suspect has been released on bail pending further inquiries, police said. All nine were arrested
in a series of raids Tuesday.
A 10th suspect, a 42-year-old British man, was arrested Thursday morning in Essex, outside of London, "for conspiracy to burgle," a police statement said.
The heist over Easter weekend
included the theft of gems and cash from a safe deposit company in the heart of London's jewelry district. Police haven't given a precise value for what was taken.
Numerous British news organizations put the value of the loss in the hundreds of thousands of pounds, but a former police official in London has speculated it could run to £200 million ($310 million), an estimate widely reported by news media.