Armed robbers break into European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht

Armed robbers break into European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht
The European Fine Art Fair Credit: Kleon3 / Wikimedia Commons

Armed robbers burst into the European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in Maastricht, the Netherlands, in broad daylight on Tuesday, according to a statement by Limburg Police.

Video footage shows the suspects smashing a glass window of a shop.”The police are investigating a possible armed robbery at the TEFAF in Maastricht.

"Four suspects are believed to be involved. They are wanted,” announced the Limburg Police Force on Twitter.

Police then announced that they had arrested two people and cut off several adjacent roads. According to Dutch media, the robbers were targeting a glass case which contained items from a London jeweller.

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A video posted on social media shows four men in smart clothes, caps and glasses smashing through the protection glass of the jewellery.

Two of the men brandished weapons when one member of the public tried to intervene with what appeared to be a large vase full of flowers.

TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) is one of the largest art and antique fairs on the planet and usually attracts tens of thousands of visitors.

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