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Alahunter
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$50,000,000 heist pulled off in Brussels in 5 minutes

BRUSSELS (AP) — 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.

The heist was estimated at some $50 million in diamonds, said Caroline De Wolf of the Antwerp World Diamond Center. "What we are talking about is obviously a gigantic sum," De Wolf said.

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The robbers finished their clinical operation with a high-speed departure through the same hole in the fence, completing the spectacular theft within barely five minutes, Bijnens said
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heartbreakTiger
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re: $50,000,000 heist pulled off in Brussels in 5 minutes
fairly impressive


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15sammy34
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re: $50,000,000 heist pulled off in Brussels in 5 minutes
Well damn.


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870Hog
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re: $50,000,000 heist pulled off in Brussels in 5 minutes
Insurance company is pissed.


Alahunter
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re: $50,000,000 heist pulled off in Brussels in 5 minutes
How long before someone screws up and gets caught?


deltaland
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re: $50,000,000 heist pulled off in Brussels in 5 minutes
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How long before someone screws up and gets caught?


They'll probably be dumb enough to open a Swiss bank account and deposit 50 million


Alahunter
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re: $50,000,000 heist pulled off in Brussels in 5 minutes
Makes me think of Goodfellas, after they pull a heist and the one guy keeps babbling and wanting part of his cut.

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Vols&Shaft83
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I'm impressed. That's some Thomas Crown affair type shite right there


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BamaChemE
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re: $50,000,000 heist pulled off in Brussels in 5 minutes
Does anyone know how I could get in touch with these guys? I'm trying to find a nice diamond for an engagement ring and have no qualms about buying from them as long as it's on the cheap.


kywildcatfanone
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Supravol22
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re: $50,000,000 heist pulled off in Brussels in 5 minutes
movie deal?


3nOut
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re: $50,000,000 heist pulled off in Brussels in 5 minutes
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Does anyone know how I could get in touch with these guys? I'm trying to find a nice diamond for an engagement ring and have no qualms about buying from them as long as it's on the cheap.


sure. just make sure it's a conflict free diamond for your peace of mind.


mizzoukills
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re: $50,000,000 heist pulled off in Brussels in 5 minutes
Trust me...it's the Chinese.


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blue_morrison
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re: $50,000,000 heist pulled off in Brussels in 5 minutes
And that is why you don't put all your eggs in one basket.


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Fireman17
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re: $50,000,000 heist pulled off in Brussels in 5 minutes
Reminds me of the movie Heist..


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East Coast Band
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re: $50,000,000 heist pulled off in Brussels in 5 minutes
Danny Ocean impressed.

Terry Benedict pissed again.


tiger114
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re: $50,000,000 heist pulled off in Brussels in 5 minutes
Neil McCauley would have probably passed on a job that small.

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Wally Sparks
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Makes me think of Goodfellas, after they pull a heist and the one guy keeps babbling and wanting part of his cut.


DON'T BUY ANYTHING!



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CNB
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re: $50,000,000 heist pulled off in Brussels in 5 minutes
My favorite part is "they tried to pass themselves off as police officers"

Tried? Seems like it worked to me


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Vols&Shaft83
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I blame Obama, as usual.


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