'Mole mastermind' sought for 'perfect' Brussels diamond heisthttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/belgium/9882462/Mole-mastermind-sought-for-perfect-Brussels-diamond-heist.html
The Brussels diamond heist was "so perfect" that Belgian police investigators are seeking a mole who gave secret information on airport security and the movement of valuable cargo to the armed gang.
" ... Robbers took only two minutes and 50 seconds to carry out the heist and the precision timing could only have been based on accurate and detailed leaks.
The heavily armed gang knew that an access gate was not locked and construction work meant that they could easily cut through a second security perimeter fence.
After entering the perimeter, the gang waited for up to eight minutes for the consignment to be unloaded from an armoured Brinks security van before launching the raid.
The robbers then displayed a working knowledge of how to open the Swiss Fokker 100 airliner's cargo hatch in just a few seconds, the place where the diamond consignment was at most vulnerable in a 5 minute period before the plane taxied to take-off.
"There is a gap of only a few minutes," said Caroline De Wolf, a spokeswoman for the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, where the shipment of gems originated. "The people who did this knew there was going to be this gap and when."