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Ex-wife of suspected criminal Sean Lupton searches TRNC

1 November 2013

The ex-wife of a British man wanted in connection with Britain’s biggest robbery and who disappeared seven years ago, has travelled to North Cyprus with her son Jordan to find him, according to reports in the British media.

Lupton was arrested in a dawn raid at his home in Whitstable, Kent, accused of plotting to commit robbery.

But two weeks later he left his home one morning telling Therese he was off to work – then vanished.

For a while she thought Lupton might have been murdered for “knowing too much” about the robbery or for upsetting gangsters involved in laundering the money.

Therese Lupton said she wants to find him and ask him how he could just disappear leaving her and their two children penniless. She then plans to hand him over to the police.North Cyprus News - Therese Lupton

Sean Lupton is suspected of being part of the gang that stole £53 million from a Securitas depot in the UK, and it has been widely reported that he fled to North Cyprus – with tens of millions of pounds.

More than £30 million of the haul from the Securitas raid in Tonbridge, Kent, in February 2006 has never been found.

Lupton, it has been rumoured may be living in Lapta, near Kyrenia. Friends in Whitstable said he had been seen living a champagne lifestyle of glamorous women, fast cars and fancy nightclubs in North Cyprus which has no formal extradition treaty with Britain.

In 2008 British police went to the island after a mobile phone linked to Lupton was used to call numbers there within an hour of the Securitas robbery.

Despite a series of ‘sightings’ of Lupton in Cyprus, nothing concrete has been discovered about his whereabouts since the robbery.

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