Robbers steal millions in diamonds at Belgian airport

Robbers steal millions in diamonds at Belgian airport

POSTED: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 11:04am

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.

 

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