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Last Updated: Tuesday, 13 March 2007, 12:51 GMT
Belgium probes $28m gem robbery
Branch of ABN Amro bank where robbery happened
The bank is in the heart of Antwerp's famous diamond district
Police in Belgium have offered a reward of two million euros (1.36m; $2.5m) as they hunt a thief who stole diamonds worth $28m (19m) from a bank.

The gems were taken from the vault at a branch of the Dutch bank ABN Ambro in the city of Antwerp, where half the world's diamonds are traded.

A composite picture of the suspect has been issued by police.

They said he was a regular customer at the bank and appeared to have prepared for the theft for over a year.

The robbery was discovered a week ago, but has only now been made public.

Several safes were broken into and the haul included both cut and rough diamonds, police said.




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