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Smash-and-Grab Robbers Hit Booth at TEFAF

Maastricht, Netherlands – On June 28, 2022, at approximately 11:30 a.m., four unmasked men approached the showcase of a jewelry firm specializing in 20th-century European Fine Jewelry at the European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF).

One of the subjects took a sledgehammer from his bag and smashed a display case open and reached in to grab jewels. Another subject brandished a weapon, and the other appeared to be trying to load his gun.

A bystander attempted to use a vase in an effort to scare off the robbers, however, one of the robbers appeared to point a gun in his direction and the bystander avoided further conflict.

Watch the video below to see the crime. Click here to read more about this incident from Lenore Fedow at the National Jeweler.