Dutch police launch 2 Belgians held after jewellery heist


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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch police on Wednesday launched with out cost two Belgians who had been arrested a day earlier on suspicion of involvement in a daring smash and seize jewellery heist at a prestigious artwork honest.

Police within the southern Limburg province tweeted that the Belgians, aged 22 and 26, had been detained shortly after the armed theft on the TEFAF honest in Maastricht as a result of their habits “was suspicious sufficient at that second” to advantage it.

Investigations have now cleared each males of involvement, police mentioned. No different arrests have been made within the hunt for the culprits.

Video of Tuesday’s theft posted on social media confirmed one man wearing slacks, sneakers, a jacket and cap pounding at one thing out of image with a sledgehammer as an alarm rang. Three different males, additionally neatly dressed, stood guard round him. A minimum of two seemed to be brandishing weapons.

All 4 ran off collectively as folks stood and gazed after them. Photographs from the scene that additionally had been posted on social media confirmed holes smashed in glass show cupboards on the TEFAF artwork honest. No one was injured and the present, which was evacuated after the theft, reopened later within the day.

Police mentioned the robbers had made off with jewellery, however haven’t elaborated on what they stole or the worth of their haul.

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