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UK police arrest 7 men over London jewel heist; some of the loot recovered

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 7, 2015 file photo, Police forensics officer enter the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company in London. More than 200 British police swooped down on suspected jewel thieves Tuesday, May 19, 2015, making arrests in the notorious Hatton Garden heist that took place in London over the Easter weekend. Scotland Yard said seven British men, ranging in age from 48 to 76, are being questioned in a London police station after the morning raids. The men were arrested in north London and in Kent, southeast of the city. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP, file)      UNITED KINGDOM OUT      -    NO SALES      -     NO ARCHIVES

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 7, 2015 file photo, Police forensics officer enter the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company in London. More than 200 British police swooped down on suspected jewel thieves Tuesday, May 19, 2015, making arrests in the notorious Hatton Garden heist that took place in London over the Easter weekend. Scotland Yard said seven British men, ranging in age from 48 to 76, are being questioned in a London police station after the morning raids. The men were arrested in north London and in Kent, southeast of the city. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP, file) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES  (The Associated Press)

British police say they have arrested seven men over a major heist in London's Hatton Garden jewelry district over the Easter weekend.

The men, ranging in age from 48 to 76, are being questioned in a London police station.

They were arrested Tuesday morning when more than 200 police raided 12 addresses in north London and Kent.

Police said bags containing a significant amount of high-value property were recovered at ones of the addresses.

They said they are confident some of these were items stolen during the burglary, when thieves broke into a vault containing safety-deposit boxes.