Thieves bag £32m booty in three-minute airplane raid
SUPER smart robbers have pulled off a £32million diamond heist in Belgium.
Eight gun-toting thieves donned police uniforms, made a hole in the fence at Brussels Airport, drove their cars on to the tarmac, robbed a Swiss Airlines plane and fled with the huge haul – without firing a single shot.
The canny robbers placed blue flashing lights on top of their cars so as not to alert security when they drove into the airport.
The masked gunmen got out of the car and flashed machine guns with laser sights at pilots, before taking the loot in two locked metal trunks from the aeroplane’s hold.
They drove off through the same hole in the fence – completing the theft in THREE minutes.
Airport spokesman Jan Van Der Cruijsse was shocked the raid, which took place at 8pm on Monday, happened so quickly.
He said: “We abide by the most stringent rules, I don’t know how this happened.”
It is thought the huge cache of stones belonged to diamond and gold traders.
A spokesman for Swiss Airlines said: “The men were gone within minutes.”