Armed robbers have stolen tens of millions of dollars worth of diamonds at Brussels Airport, Belgium.
On Monday evening the robbers broke through a fence and stole the gems as they were being loaded from a security van onto a plane bound for Switzerland.
They escaped back through the same hole.
Caroline De Wolf, from the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, said the haul was estimated to be worth 50million euros ($80 million NZ).
“What we are talking about is obviously a gigantic sum,” De Wolf told Belgium’s VRT broadcaster.
The robbery has been described as “one of the biggest” ever.
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