Armed Robbers Seize Gems Worth 350 Million Euros

Category: World / Feb 19, 2013 9:03AM EDT
Armed robbers stole diamonds worth 350 million euros ($467 million) while the gems were being loaded onto a plane at Brussels Airport on Monday (February 18) evening. Two vehicles carrying four armed men drove up to a security van near the Swiss passenger plane, according to officials. Both vehicles sped off after the robbery and one of them was later found, said officials, who would not comment on what was taken. The robbers managed to get onto the tarmac after breaking through the fence that surrounds the airport, a spokesman for Brussels Airport said.