STARRY, STARRY HEIST!
We team up with ex-con to assemble A-List robbery squad
FROM the Great Train Robbery to the Hatton Garden Job, there’s nothing us Brits love more than a good old-fashioned heist. Gangs of hardened master criminals hatching plots to violently purloin large sums of money gives us all a vicarious thrill, and is as much a part of the UK’s cultural heritage as Stonehenge, Test Match Special or Brexit. And it’s not the just the Average Joe in the street who gets a kick from grand larceny - our favourite A-List celebs love bank robberies too. Probably. At least, there’s no hard evidence to suggest they don’t. And that’s why, for a bit of fun, we’ve teamed up with reformed exblagger TERRY GUSSETT to cherry-pick a tasty squad of celebrity cons to carry out a hypothetical heist.
Bedford-born Terry, 56, recently served 18 months for his botched attempt to steal a pack of four sausage rolls and a steak bake from the Farnham High Street branch of Greggs, so he knows all there is to know about masterminding a top-level tickle. “I’ve paid my dues to society, and I’ve put my blagging life behind me,” says the ankle-tagwearing fatherof-six. “I’m back on the straight and narrow. But if I did go back for one last, big job, these are the A-List stars I’d want on my team.”
Hard choice: Gussett’s crooked dream team has an all-star line-up