This is RTL INFO information. The National Bank of Belgium was robbed in the middle of the night. Several bags containing coins remain untraceable.
The events took place during the night of Thursday 20 to Friday 21 February in an annex building located opposite the National Bank of Belgium. The criminal operation is reminiscent of the famous series “Casa de papel”, a successful fiction in which eight thieves take hostages in the Royal Mint of Spain.
It is 1:30 am when thugs break into the coin factory: “Institution Monnaie Royale” located boulevard Pacheco in Brussels. This nightly intrusion set off the alarm.
Three suspects are said to have entered the building. It was the security guard who suddenly saw them. According to our sources, they managed to kick open the metal door. Investigations show that several bags containing coins were stolen.
Equipped with masks?
Contacted by us, spokesman for the Brussels prosecution, Denis Goeman, confirms that two suspects were arrested after a thorough search of the building. They were in possession of some of the loot.
They were deprived of their liberty and made available to the public prosecutor on Friday. They received a summons to appear in court on March 5 in an expedited proceeding.
The two thugs were born in 1998 and 1999. They are not particularly known to the judicial authorities.
History does not say whether the robbers were equipped with Dali masks as in the “Casa de Papel” series. In other famous robberies, thugs like the French Redouan Faïd, were wearing masks of famous politicians like Jacques Chirac, François Mitterrand or Charles Pasqua.