Airport robbery was fraud

Summary

An American tourist who was shot in the foot when he intervened in an apparent robbery at Brussels Airport last year was the victim of a set-up, it has emerged. Jesse Urban stepped in when two men snatched the handbag of an elderly woman travelling with her companion to Brazil. The woman later told police she was taking €200,000 in cash to her brother. But, according to the Brussels prosecutor, the woman and the two “thieves” hatched the plot in order to keep the money. The investigation continues.

 
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An American tourist who was shot in the foot when he intervened in an apparent robbery at Brussels Airport last year was the victim of a set-up, it has emerged. Jesse Urban stepped in when two men snatched the handbag of an elderly woman travelling with her companion to Brazil. The woman later told police she was taking €200,000 in cash to her brother. But, according to the Brussels prosecutor, the woman and the two “thieves” hatched the plot in order to keep the money. The investigation continues.

Airport robbery was fraud

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