Burnt out car near Brussels Airport
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'Gigantic' diamond heist in Brussels

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.

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

  • 19 Feb 2013
  • From the section Europe