News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Thugs wielding guns and wearing balaclavas reportedly burst into the home in an Oxfordshire village and tied up the man’s wife GUN-TOTING robbers broke into a house and forced a wealthy cyber-currency trader to transfer his Bitcoin fortune to them, in what is thought to be the UK’s first cryptocurrency robbery.
The value of the online currency has soared in recent months and is sitting at £8,000 per coin. Thugs wielding guns and wearing balaclavas reportedly burst into the home in an Oxfordshire village and tied up the man’s wife.
The Daily Mail reports they put the couple’s baby outside in a pram and then forced the man to give them his online money. The online trader lives in Moulsford, where a few episodes of Midsomer Murders have been filmed.
Schoolchildren were reportedly locked inside as a police helicopter looked for the suspects and quizzed local residents. A mum on the school run told the Mail on Sunday: “I saw four young men in black tracksuits with the hoods pulled up, crossing the road to the property where it took place.’ She added: ‘They were aged 18 to 25, dark-skinned and super-fit.
They jumped over the fence on the other side of the road. I didn’t see any gun, but that’s what people locally are saying – and that the men wore balaclavas which I didn’t see either, just the hoodies pulled up.” Read more from thesun.co.uk…
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