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‘Belgian Ronnie Biggs’ in fourth jailbreak

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on November 1, 2007


By Matthew Moore
Last Updated: 2:23am GMT 30/10/2007

A man known as the Belgian “escape king” is on the run again after masterminding a spectacular jailbreak involving a hijacked helicopter.

Nordin Ben Allal, a feared car-jacker, is still at large
But for Nordin Ben Allal, boasting resourcefulness and imagination befitting an inmate of Colditz Castle, this was nothing out of the ordinary.

The convicted armed robber has escaped from prison on three previous occasions, once donning sunglasses and a wig to confuse guards, and on another occasion scaling the prison wall with a rope ladder.

Ben Allal’s most recent flight, on Sunday evening, did not go entirely according to plan.

Armed accomplices hijacked a helicopter and forced the pilot to land in the grounds of the high-security Ittre jail, 25 miles south of Brussels, during exercise time.

But the interference of other inmates hoping to hitch a ride made take-off impossible and the vehicle spun out of control, injuring the pilot and several of the prisoners.

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  1. Patrick Truax said, on November 1, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    They ought to make a movie out of this guy..

  2. Mark F said, on November 1, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    Send him to Devils Island!

  3. Jack Meove said, on November 5, 2007 at 2:01 am

    Looks like this guy is a real winner!


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