Robbers steal millions in diamonds at Belgian airport
POSTED: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 11:04am
NBC News — Armed robbers monday stole diamonds worth $468 million while they were being loaded onto a plane at Brussels Airport in Belgium. Officials say two vehicles carrying four armed men drove up to a security van near the waiting passenger plane.
Both vehicles sped off after the robbery and one of them was later found. A spokesman for Brussels Airport said the robbers managed to get onto the tarmac after breaking through the fence that surrounds the airport.