Brothers rob 20 cash machines in Italy donning Trump masks

Inspired by 1990s Hollywood movies, two brothers in Italy donned masks of US President Donald Trump and robbed about 20 cash machines with 100,000 euros in them.

Published: 25th July 2017 07:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2017 07:52 PM   |  A+A-

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LONDON: Inspired by 1990s Hollywood movies, two brothers in Italy donned masks of US President Donald Trump and robbed about 20 cash machines with 100,000 euros in them.

The brothers, aged 27 and 31, were arrested on suspicion of robbing around 20 cash machines near the northern Italian city of Turin, The Local reported.

They managed to raid the machines of 100,000 euros during the heists, it said.

In CCTV footage of the robberies, one of the brothers can be seen covering the CCTV camera in a bank lobby and planting an explosive in the cash dispenser.

He then ducks out of the way after lighting the fuse, causing a blast, according to Italian daily La Stampa.

The robberies resembled scenes from the 1991 film 'Point Break', starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, in which a gang of surfers rob banks while wearing masks of former US presidents.

However, Italian police said the brothers were instead inspired by the 1997 film 'The Jackal', whose protagonist, played by Bruce Willis, changes the colour of his car while police are in hot pursuit.

"The two brothers painted their white Mercedes black," the police said in a statement.

The brothers are the sons of a man serving a life sentence for the murder of a businessman during a robbery at his home in 2001, the Italian daily said.

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