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Belgium Diamond Heist: Thieves Target Brussels Plane Bound For Zurich Carry £32m Diamonds

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In a daring heist, a gang of armed robbers have snared a loot of £32m worth of diamonds at Brussels airport, targeting a truck as its contents were being loading onto a Swiss plane bound for Zurich.

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Brussels airport where £32m worth of diamonds have been stolen

Local media initially reported £302m worth of diamonds were stolen but revised the estimated to £32m. If confirmed, the robbery would still be one of the biggest diamond heists of all time.

Belgian TV reported that a Brinks transport truck was targeted, and the airport confirmed that robbers crashed through security barriers, driving onto the tarmac to get to the plane, making off with their haul in a matter of minutes.

No-one has been injured and no gunshots fired in the seemingly slick operation, AFP reported. Police are looking for eight men.

One of the vehicles used in the heist was found burnt close by. Police are looking for eight men.

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