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February 1, 2015 / 12 Shevat, 5775
 
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Multi-Million Dollar Diamond Heist from Plane En Route to Israel

Armed men stole millions of dollars worth of diamonds that were being loaded on an airplane in Brussels Monday night  before it was scheduled to fly to Switzerland and then Israel, according to Belgian media.

The Belgian VRT broadcasting system reported that a burned car, possibly the getaway car, was later found.

The thieves stole 22 pounds of diamonds after breaking through a fence at the Brussels international airport with two vehicles. Initial reports indicated that the loot was worth half a million dollars, but later estimates were far higher, ranging up to $50 million.

The thieves drove up to the Swiss Air plane and then took the diamonds from a Brinks security truck that was loading them on the Zurich-bound plane. They sped away, leaving the airport the same way they entered. VRT added that no shots were fired and no one was injured.

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3 Responses to “Multi-Million Dollar Diamond Heist from Plane En Route to Israel”

  1. 470.million is almost 12 billion not half a million$.

  2. Les Le Gear says:

    Brinks guards let the diamonds go without a fight? Sounds fishy.

  3. Mildred Bilt says:

    Mitchell-the article stated that at first the diamonds were valued at half a million; in round numbers-$500,000 thousand. If you double that you get #1,000,000. No billions involved.

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