The value of the goods stolen during the infamous Hatton Garden heist has risen to an estimated £25m.
It was originally thought the value of the items stolen during the jewellery raid was £14m – an amount which made the Hatton Garden heist Britain’s biggest ever burglary.
Further to reports earlier this month that another £7 million worth of gold was taken during the raid (bringing the total to £21m), the BBC reports that Woolwich Crown Court heard prosecutors are now seeking the larger sum from the five “ringleaders” convicted of the robbery which took place during the 2015 Easter weekend.
The court said if the five convicted men do not pay back the sum they face a maximum of 14 years being added to their sentences without parole.
The full confiscation hearing – set to begin in January 2018 – is expected to last around six weeks.