Brussels Diamond Heist - International Masked Men




















Diamond heist at a European airport? Eight masked men hijacked $50mil worth of diamonds from Brussels Airport. Authorities say it took less than five minutes, but conflicting reports have put the operation at eleven minutes. Sources say the ripple effect inside the diamond industry will be tremendous and have hinted there may be more to the theft than reported.
The fact that it took place in Europe, on a cold airport tarmac with masked men and a bunch of diamonds just makes it incredibly interesting.  Sometimes I wonder if there's a network of evil billionaires in the Alps who employ criminals to steal paintings and diamonds and bring them to the chateau to stow away inside their vaults. Maybe it's the Russians. I'd like to say there will be a follow up post about how you dispose of stolen diamonds, but that is unlikely. These diamonds were marked in some way or another. Read the NY Times article here