$350M Diamond Heist at Brussels Airport

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    Talking $350M Diamond Heist at Brussels Airport

    I'd better get working on the movie rights! Maybe a Pink Panther film

    BRUSSELS—Heavily armed robbers broke into the national airport here and stole more than 120 packages of diamonds from a Swiss-bound flight Monday night, in one of Europe's most brazen and valuable tarmac holdups in a decade, Belgian prosecutors said Tuesday.
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    Shortly before 8 p.m. Monday, two black vehicles with blue lights resembling police transport pulled up
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    The robbers' disguises were precise down to armbands worn by airport police, the person said.
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    Eight masked men with machine guns held the ground staff, crew and passengers at gunpoint as they forced security workers to open the plane's cargo door. The men selectively removed at least 120 packets of diamonds, Ms. Van Wymersch said. The vehicles then sped away. No shots were fired and nobody was hurt in the theft, she said.
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    "It was well-prepared and very professional," said Ms. Van Wymersch. "The whole operation took just a few minutes."
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    the robbers apparently knew that on Monday night, one section of the protection would be crossable due to some construction work, the person said.



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    one vehicle was later found thoroughly burned and "was probably used" in the theft
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    The Belgian Job?
    Ocean's 8?
    The Pink Panther Returns Again, Again, And This Tame Wants to Make Up For the Terrible Mistake of Casting Steve Martin so Now It's Personal?
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    I better get up a TR for Monday. AZ works as an alibi in all legal proceedings, right?
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    A vehicle with Massachusetts plates matching the description was located at Chalet Morzine, France, about an hour south of Brussells.

    http://www.chaletmorzine.com/

    A photograph of the suspects was taken, but they escaped before the gendarme arrived.
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