Tuesday, February 19, 2013

How to Pull Off a $67 Million Airport Diamond Heist in Three Minutes - Global - The Atlantic Wire

How to Pull Off a $67 Million Airport Diamond Heist in Three Minutes - Global - The Atlantic Wire

Eight masked and armed thieves pulled off a daring robbery at Brussels Airport in Belgium on Tuesday, stealing as much as $67 million worth of diamonds in a matter of minutes without firing a shot. Police say the robbers busted a hole in a security fence at the airport then sped across the tarmac in two vehicles to a waiting passenger plane that had already been loaded with the precious cargo. It took just three minutes for them get into the cargo hold and clean out the goods, then speed back the same way they came in. (Police later found a burned out van not far from the airport.) Despite being heavily armed and temporarily taking over a plane full of waiting passengers, the robbers didn't fire a single gunshot and no one was harmed.

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