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Diamond Heist at Brussels Airport

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Eight armed men dressed in what authorities said resembled police uniforms robbed $50 million worth in diamonds from a Swiss plane Monday night at Brussels Airport, CNN reports.
At around 8 p.m. Monday night the men with two vehicles cut a hole into the airport security fence, drove onto the tarmac, stole the diamonds from the plane and drove right back through the hole they made, the Associated Press reports.
During the theft the men held the pilot, co-pilot and transport security guard at gunpoint, Ine Van Wymersch of the Public Prosecutor's Office said.
Airport Spokesman Jan Van Der Crujsse said, she could not explain why the area was so vulnerable to theft, the Associated Press reports.
It is not known how they new valuables were on the plane, according to CNN.
The police have found a vehicle later Monday, but said they still need more clues, the Associated Press said.

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