5 Feb 2011

Robbery at EU HQ

7:22 am on 5 February 2011

Armed robbers have carried out a raid inside the European Parliament building in Brussels.

Two men held up a post office on Friday afternoon after passing through checkpoints. They reportedly got away with a post office safe.

The BBC reports it was the third such breach of security in two years.

A parliamentary canteen was robbed last May and a man with a pistol stole about 60,000 euros from a bank inside the building in February 2009.