$50 million diamond heist in Brussels

$50 million diamond heist in Brussels

A gang of robbers disguised as police and carrying machine guns have stolen at least $50 million worth of diamonds, in a heist on the tarmac of Brussels Airport.

Officials say eight thieves broke through the fence that surrounds the airport, pulled on the runway in two black vehicles and sped toward a Swiss passenger aircraft.

They then forced open the cargo hold and took around 120 packages of rough diamonds, that had just been loaded.

Officials say this was just a fraction of the diamond load that was in the aircraft.

No shots were fired and no one was injured in the incident, but the men are still at large.

About author

Libby Dreyer
Libby Dreyer 1729 posts

Libby has worked as a Senior Journalist at National Radio News since February 2011. She graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Canberra in December 2010.

View all posts by this author →

You might also like

Highlight Stories

London Underground Blast Update

By Vittorio Travan London has suffered its fourth terror attack this year following the detonation of a bomb on a suburban train line. The attempted bombing at the Parsons Green


Hungarian authorities “trick” refugees on to trains

Chaotic scenes have erupted in Hungary as authorities attempt to take hundred of asylum seekers to processing centres in the east of the country. More than 2000 migrants and refugees


13 survivors found after boat sinks in Indonesia, 2 still missing

Another 13 survivors have been found from a boat that capsized near Bali, but two remain missing

Australian aid worker detained in Libya

An Australian aid worker has been detained in Libya after witnessing a crime.


No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!