The suspicions of police were aroused because works are not permitted on Sunday, and a patrol was dispatched to investigate. They discovered digging work and the beginnings of a hole being drilled through to the bank, already 35cm deep, which would have come out if completed just by the bank’s cash dispensers.
No sign, however, of the workers. Questioned by La Capitale, the police of the Marlow zone that includes Auderghem declined to give further details, as the investigation continues.
The attempted break-in closely resembles a successful bank robbery in Antwerp in February, where the robbers tunnelled into the safe deposit room from a nearby apartment, travelling partly by the public sewers. The robbers escaped, but one was later arrested after he was traced to an unusual angle grinder used in the exploit.