Armed robbers, according to the police, broke into the Maastricht (Netherlands) art fair in broad daylight on Tuesday, June 28 – one of the largest in Europe. A video broadcast on social networks and relayed in particular by a Dutch journalist shows four men in elegant clothes, caps and glasses smashing the window to the masses.
Two of the men brandish something that looks like weapons, facing a man who tried to intervene, armed with a large vase full of flowers.
Two people arrested
“The police are investigating a possible armed robbery at TEFAF [the art fair] in Maastricht. Four suspects are believed to be involved. They are wanted by many units,” police in the Dutch province of Limburg wrote on Twitter. Police then announced that they had arrested two people and cut off several adjacent roads.
According to Dutch media, the shop window targeted by the burglars contained products from a London jeweler. 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.