Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Great Diamond Heist

Eight masked gunmen forced their way through the security fence at Brussels' international airport, drove onto the tarmac and snatched some $50 million worth of diamonds from the hold of a Swiss-bound plane without firing a shot.
 
The gang responsible for one of the biggest diamond heists in recent years used two black vehicles with a flashing blue police lights in their daring raid late Monday, said Anja Bijnens, spokeswoman for the Brussels prosecutor's office.

"They tried to pass themselves off as police officers," Bijnens said Tuesday. The robbers, who wore outfits resembling dark police clothing, got away with 120 parcels, mostly containing diamonds but some also holding precious metals.

Police said they found a burnt-out minivan believed to be involved in the robbery near the airport later Monday night.

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3 comments:

Gabriel said...

Danny Ocean and friends strike again :)

David said...

Haha! I'm not condoning the theft, but I admire the way they pulled it off. In and out in five minutes flat without a shot fired, and a 50 mill payoff. Wow!

Gabriel said...

I know exactly what you mean. Some time ago, a certain person was caught impersonating a UN official. He even appeared several times on TV as a consultant. He never worked for the UN, nor did he have any of the many diplomas he claimed to have. Of course, its a crime, but I couldn't help, but admire his wittiness to fool so many people :)