The gang used two black cars in their daring raid late Monday, grabbed the cache of stones and sped off into the darkness, said Anja Bijnens, spokeswoman for the Brussels prosecutor’s office.
“They tried to pass themselves off as police officers,” Bijnens said. They reportedly wore outfits which resembled dark police clothing and both cars had blue lights on top, she said. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
Photos of the day, March 29, 2011 A worker in the non-profit sector, which includes nurses and social workers, throws his shoes onto the steps of the stock exchange building, during a protest in Brussels, March 29, 2011. The non-profit sector, numbering some 450,000 people, is complaining about the absence of a new working agreement, partly the result of Belgium lacking a fully fledged government. (REUTERS/Thierry Roge)
Photos of the day, March 24, 2011 A demonstrator falls after getting sprayed by water canons as he tries to face the riot police during a protest in Brussels, March 24, 2011. Tens of thousands of people marched through Brussels to urge European leaders holding a two-day summit in the Belgian capital to scrap or ease austerity measures, which unions say will slow economic recovery and punish the poor. (Thierry Roge/Reuters)