TONBRIDGE, England, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Robbers posing as police got away with more than $43 million in cash from a depot in Kent, England, early Wednesday, a report said.
The security manager and his family were taken hostage, the BBC said. The security manager's car was pulled over by what he thought was an unmarked police car. The fake officer placed him in handcuffs and put him in the phony police car.
At the same time, the man's wife and young son were taken from their home in Herne Bay by two men claiming to be police officers, the BBC said. The men told the wife that her husband had been involved in an accident.
Threatened with harm to his family, the manager was forced to go to the Securitas security depot, where a large amount of cash was stored, with the robbers and help them.
Police found the manager, his wife and son, and the staff at the depot tied up. No one was injured.
The BBC said police were looking for a truck that may have been involved.
CNN said the robbery was one of Britain's largest, but not the largest. Robbers took $50 million from a Belfast bank in Northern Ireland in December 2004. Police are still seeking the robbers.