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Diamond heists are forever
CNN, by Scott Andrew Selby

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Posted By:MissMolly, 2/21/2013 5:43:12 AM

Over Valentine´s Day weekend in 2003, a group of Italian thieves broke into a massive vault in the heart of Antwerp, Belgium´s diamond district and got away with an estimated $500 million worth of precious stones and diamonds. While the rest of the city was busy celebrating romance and love, these tenacious men peeled open safe deposit box after safe deposit box, leaving excess treasure on the ground like it was garbage. When the security guard came to unlock the vault door on Monday morning, he found it already opened and the vault floor littered

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 2/21/2013 6:30:34 AM     (No. 9188275)

This isn´t your average homegrown heist. I suspect Russian Mafia.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cartcart, 2/21/2013 7:39:04 AM     (No. 9188386)

I can relate.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LouD, 2/21/2013 8:34:20 AM     (No. 9188487)

There´s an even bigger heist going on right here in this country; the robbing of taxpayers´ dollars to give to those who refuse to work or are here illegally, for starters. Then there is the taking of our money for politicians´ vacations and "junkets", etc. The amounts stolen here make these diamond heists look like child´s play.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bmoc, 2/21/2013 9:11:44 AM     (No. 9188565)

If they take those diamonds to one of those ´ever so reputable´ cash-for-gold places, they could walk out with $78.95 in cold hard cash.

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