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Crowds evacuated from Belgian shopping mall

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By Catherine Hardy
Crowds evacuated from Belgian shopping mall

A Belgian shopping centre has been evacuated after a hold-up at a jewellery shop.

Police escorted dozens of shoppers out of the Cora mall in Chatelineau, around 50 kilometres south of Brussels.

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No shots were fired and no one was injured in the heist, according to the police.

The robbers escaped.

There is no suggestion of any links with Islamist militant activity.