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Must-See Video: Real Crime Documents Lee Murray & Britain’s Biggest Heist

It might take Real Crime’s documentary on the biggest cash heist in British history some thirty minutes to get to former UFC fighter Lee Murray, but that doesn’t make it any less entertaining. Detailing the intricate, if not mismanaged, raid of the Medway cash depot in Kent, South East England on February 22nd, 2006, Real Crime provides an enthralling look back at the whos, wheres, and hows of the meticulously planned heist unlike any other documentary in recent memory.

Managing to get interviews with everyone from Colin Dixon, the manager of the depot who was held hostage along with his family and coworkers, to Dave O’Donnell, an English fight promoter who simply cannot speak highly enough of Murray despite the evidence at hand, this documentary labels Murray “the mastermind” behind the entire escapade, which resulted in the theft of over 53 million pounds (84 million dollars). Murray and his gang utilized prosthetic masks, fake police uniforms, hidden cameras, and an arsenal of weapons that would make the cast of Predator blush to pull off their crime, only to be caught within the four months that followed it. Murray was sentenced to 10 years in Moroccan prison for his role in the heist, where he managed to pull off an even greater one: fathering a child and skipping out on the alimony payments LIKE A BOSS.

Unfortunately, the documentary fails to provide any insight regarding “Lightning’s” back alley brawl with Tito Ortiz, which is what we all really want to know about. But check out the video above, which features several highlights from Murray’s fight with Anderson Silva, and learn yourself something new. Who knows, maybe you can use this information to one day pull off an even greater robbery and actually get away with it. May the force be with you.

After the jump: A full video of Murray vs. Silva, because we’ve got to make this MMA-related somehow.

Part 1 (fight starts at the 6:30 mark)

Part 2

-J. Jones

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styleofnostyle- August 23, 2012 at 8:23 am
Pretty lame doc for a fairly epic crime. #FreeLeeMurray
moomessa- August 23, 2012 at 2:23 am
I have to agree, the alimony joke was pretty lame. I know you're trying to explain it away, but I think if you had wanted to pull it off, you should've taken it Further. Instead, you went for the flimsy "Like A Boss", which is like buying your joke at a gas station. Go ahead J. Jones, dig in to Murray, or society... someone deserves your ire.

Awesome article though. You gave me the full video and some Lee Murray fights for dessert.
Todd M- August 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm
Damn Danga, I remember when u first started here you let some of these keyboard warriors bully you a little, those days are long gone. Good for you man, I like your articles and think u bring some much needed humour back to this sight, keep it up brother!
Mr_Misanthropy- August 22, 2012 at 8:12 pm
@ Fistinzhole

You are gay.
Festizzeo- August 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm
And it's good to see you advocate fathering a child and skipping out on the alimony payments. Like a Boss no less.
Todd M- August 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm
Someones Daddy wasn't there huh? 'Cats in the cradle and the silver spoon'.
Todd M- August 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm
Whoops I thumbed up your comment, oh well hope my encouragement made up for your dissapointing youth.
Festizzeo- August 22, 2012 at 5:05 pm
The cast of Predator would blush to pull off their crime? What? Gibberish.
BuckWild- August 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm
Looks like Koscheck in part 1 of the fight video at 12:41
doctorman- August 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm
Lee started considering bank robbing at the 5:50 mark of part two.