Tefaf Maastricht was evacuated this morning after a number of males, not less than certainly one of whom was reportedly armed, tried to rob a jewelry stand.
Two pictures circulating on Twitter present two vitrines have been broken on the stand, regarded as that of London vendor Symbolic & Chase, although it isn’t clear whether or not something was taken. In one other video, one man is proven smashing a glass cupboard with a mallet whereas two different males thrust back different sellers and guests. One seems to be holding a gun.
In a press release, Tefaf says: “At roughly 11.30am, Tefaf Maastricht was evacuated resulting from an incident inside the truthful. Dutch police have been on website inside minutes. No person was injured through the incident.”
In keeping with the assertion, the truthful’s “stringent security procedures” have been adopted and all guests have been efficiently evacuated. A spokesperson for Tefaf provides: “Tefaf has strong procedures within the occasion of a safety breach. These have been exactly adopted, and all guests, exhibitors and workers have been safely evacuated. The truthful has now reopened. Tefaf and the MECC are actually working with the authorities—no additional assertion shall be made.”
A press release by Limberg Police says that two males—a 22-year-old and a 26-year-old man, each from Belgium—have been arrested shortly after the theft. They have been driving a gray car with a Belgian quantity plate once they have been pulled over on the A2 in entrance of the Willem Alexandertunnel.
“Their attainable involvement continues to be underneath investigation,” whereas “different suspects are nonetheless being regarded into”, in response to the assertion. The police confirmed that jewelry had been stolen and that forensic investigations have been carried out on the scene of the crime.
One vendor on the bottom says the scenario was “extraordinarily well-handled”. They add: “Most shoppers gained’t even have realised it occurred. The thieves have been apprehended rapidly by the police and no accidents incurred.”
Replace: In keeping with a Tefaf spokesperson, the truthful’s safety groups didn’t “work rapidly to disarm an offender”, as per the unique assertion