Biggest diamond heist in Brussels

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Brussels, Feb 20:In what could be the biggest hesits of all time, armed robbers at Brussels airport, made away with millions of euros worth of diamonds.

According to a Belgian public television reportage, the raid saw the 'gang of thieves hit a Brinks security truck as its contents were being loaded onto a Swiss aircraft bound for Zurich'.

While media reports initially suggested that the the haul was worth 350 million euros ($465 million), but later reports suggest that it was worth 50 million euros.

Although specifics of what was stolen has not confirmed, Belgian prosecutors said that a raid had been carried out at the airport.

According to a statement from the airport 'robbers drove through barriers onto the tarmac to get airside on Monday evening'.

The well-planned heist was completed within a few minutes.

However, according to the local police a vehicle later found near the airport which was burnt.

(With inputs from AFP)

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