The Heist has an air of C4’s Hunted about it – but with the added complication of a quarter of a million pounds at stake!
A team of 10 law-abiding citizens from Thirsk in North Yorkshire, the town where they all live and work, are challenged to plan and execute a raid on a cash-in-transit van parked in their hometown and, in under 20 minutes, bust its doors and escape with the readies.
‘The closest I’ve ever been to a criminal is nicking sweets from the pick ‘n’ mix at Woolworths when I was five years old,’ says one of the team, a school inspector.
If they can pull off the heist, split and hide the cash and remain uncaught for 16 days, they get to keep £25,000 each.
Think it sounds easy? Think again – a crack team of detectives is determined to stop them.
The heist may be a set-up but the manhunt is real…
‘They think they’ve got away with it; they’re not going to get away with it,’ says one of the cops on the case.