Britain sees first Bitcoin armed robbery: Reports
London, UK - Armed robbers have raided the house of a British virtual currency trader, forcing him to transfer Bitcoins after tying up his wife and threatening him with a gun, British media reported on Monday.
The robbery happened on January 22 at the couple’s home in the village of Moulsford in southeast England, according to the Daily Mail, which said the cryptocurrency crime was the first of its kind.
Four robbers wearing bala- clavas broke into the house of Danny Aston, 30, and his wife Amy Jay, 31.
A Thames Valley Police spokesman quoted by the Daily Telegraph said that police were investigating an ‘aggravated burglary’ in Moulsford last week and that the occupants of the house had been “threatened”.
Aston and Jay are directors of Aston Digital Currencies, which specialises in managing virtual currency portfolios. No arrests have been made but the reports said that Aston may have been targeted because of his high profile in the cryptocurrency community.