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Torridon, formerly Memory Corp, was hit by armed robbers today - in broad daylight.

Three balaclava-clad men tried to force their way into the building via the back door at 1.30pm. Two had guns, according to Dave Flack, group marketing manager at the Swindon-based company.

After trying to break in for a couple of minutes they gave up and drove off in a blue Vectra. They were then chased by police with four armed response units and two helicopters as they headed up the M4.

They were apparently caught near Staines.

"These are not now dangerous amateurs," said Flack.

There has been a spate of memory thefts over the past couple of years in the UK, with James Bond-like hijackings, ram-raids and thieves even disguising themselves as police to try and grab the swag. ®

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