Brothers rob 20 cash machines in Italy donning Trump masks

Elias Hubbard
July 26, 2017

An Italian police officer holds Donald Trump masks used by two alleged thieves at a news conference in Turin, northern Italy, on July 24.

Investigators say the brothers were responsible for multiple ATM robberies in the city of Turin, about 90 miles southwest of Milan. As per The Local report, two brothers aged 27 and 31 years of age managed to raid machines of 100,000 euros during the robbery spree, it said.

Authorities released footage showing one of the suspects, wearing a Trump mask, blinding a CCTV camera in a bank lobby and planting an explosive device in a cash machine. The man then ducks after lighting the fuse, causing a blast, as per the Italian daily La Stampa.

The video of the robbery may remind some people of "Point Break" - the 1991 bank heist movie starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze.

However, after their arrest, the brothers told police they were inspired by a movie, but it wasn't "Point Break".

The two brothers painted their white Mercedes black, according to a statement by the police.

Authorities, who have been tracking the suspects for months, said the brothers were inspired by the the 1997 film The Jackal, which sees the protagonist, played by Bruce Willis, changed the colour of his vehicle to deceive police.

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