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Belgian police have 1 suspect behind bars in bank robbery

February 05, 2019 - 9:12 AM

ANTWERP, Belgium - Authorities have arrested a suspect in the spectacular weekend bank robbery in Antwerp's famed diamond district, and continue investigating the tunnels dug to get inside the vault for further clues about the heist.

The Antwerp prosecutor's office said Tuesday that a 27-year-old man from Georgia was arrested for grand theft and belonging to a gang. Police continued looking for more suspects, and for the loot, after some 30 deposit boxes were emptied at the bank on Sunday.

Robbers are believed to have dug a tunnel from a home several hundred meters away from the bank into the sewage system, and then a second tunnel from a sewer into the bank.

The landlord of the home said he had rented rooms several months ago to two brothers.

News from © The Associated Press, 2019
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