ATM Robbers Wear Trump Masks in Bank Heist
Two brothers, Vittorio and Ivan LaforÃ¨, 27 and 31, were arrested on Monday on suspicion of carrying out a stream of bank heists dressed as U.S. President Donald Trump on the outskirts of Turin, Italy. Surveillance footage from the bank’s lobby was used to identify the suspects, shown to be wearing rubber Trump masks as they stole more than $115,000 from ATMs.
"They knew they were wanted, that's why they hid their faces under late-night masks by U.S. President Donald Trump," La Stampa reported. "And their car, a powerful Mercedes-AMG white, had been painted on a black night with spray cans."
The closed circuit footage also reveals one of the robbers placing an explosive in the bank after attempting to cover up the camera; a technique known as "marmotta."
According to Reuters, "the stunt evokes the 1991 film Point Break starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, in which a gang of surfers don masks of ex-U.S. presidents while robbing banks."