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'Gigantic' Brussels Airport diamond heist


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Police are said to be looking for eight men

 

'Gigantic' Brussels Airport diamond heist

 

Armed robbers have made off with a "gigantic" haul of diamonds after a daring raid at Brussels Airport.

 

They broke through a fence on Monday evening and stole gems worth tens of millions of euros as they were being loaded from a Brinks security van onto a plane bound for Switzerland.

 

They escaped back through the same hole. Police later found a burned-out vehicle close to the airport.

 

Police are looking for eight men, a prosecutors' spokeswoman said.

 

Caroline De Wolf, of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, said the haul was estimated to be worth 50m euros (£43m).

 

"What we are talking about is obviously a gigantic sum," De Wolf told Belgium's VRT broadcaster

 

AFP quoted an unnamed spokeswoman at the same Antwerp centre calling the robbery "one of the biggest" ever.

 

She said that the diamonds were "rough stones" being transported from Antwerp to Zurich.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21504112

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I bet the security of the airport got paid off by the robbers to keep quiet. There's no way in hell this robbery could have happened without shooting/killing people unless something really foul has happened in the background :shifty:

 

Not neccasarily, if things move fast enough I'm pretty sure it could be done. But how did they cut their way through the fence?

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