Two accomplices rented a helicopter, took the pilot hostage, and forced him to land in the courtyard of the jail, located in the northern city of Bruges, a justice ministry spokesperson told Belga news agency.Yes Belgium. And the police were where? ....
The escaped convicts and the accomplice were dropped off near a major road and the helicopter was abandoned at Aalter, on the outskirts of Bruges.
The criminals then seized a vehicle from a nearby petrol station, later switching cars and taking a female driver hostage before dropping her off at Melle in Flanders, according to the police.
One of the accomplices stayed behind in the prison yard, possibly because of limited space aboard the helicopter, the spokesman said.
Here is the fun part.
The three escapees - bank robber Ashraf Sekkaki, Mohammed Johry and Abdel Had Kahjary Mulloul - are all repeat offenders, prosecutors in Bruges told Belga.As OMC will tell you, Ashraf, Mohammed and Abdel are traditional Flemish names ... or Walloon ... or that little German bit Belgium has.
Sekkaki, 26, has been described as one of Belgium's most dangerous criminals, and was jailed for 10 years for a slew of crimes.
Anyway, what I want to know is where all that money the subjects of Albert II went to. Hmmmmmmmm.