The heist was masterminded by James Honeyman and James Murray entered the bank late at night on 19 March where they raided the vault and safe deposit boxes. Together they left with approximately $245,000 in bank notes and coins, which is the equivalent of more than $50 million today.

The robbers succeeded in stealing over £2.6 million in cash. Worth £50million today, the vast majority of the money was never recovered.