Police in Italy have detained in the city of Avigliana, Piedmont, the two robbers-Roma, Vittorio and Paul Laforêt, 27 years and 31 years, who stole money from ATMs, hiding their faces behind masks of U.S. President Donald trump.
About it writes on Monday, July 24, Italian newspaper La Stampa
According to police, the attackers had committed dozens of robberies in the territory of Piedmont, causing damage worth about 100 thousand euros.
The perpetrators acted according to the fulfilled scheme, which is called «the Groundhog»: they used a device that resembles a shovel with a switch on the end of the cutting tube and wires in it. One end of the device filled with explosives inserted into the ATM, then the contacts closed, and an explosion. After that malefactors have removed blown out of the ATM the money was hiding, said the website NEWSru.com.
The carabinieri arrested the criminals during another attempted robbery.
Note that the detainees are sons of the head of the clan Sinti (Western branch of the Gypsies) Pietro Delawarea, who on 25 April 2001 killed the head of the transport company Gleiscar Umberto Maseru – during the night of the robbery committed at the Villa victim in Sant’ambrogio di Torino.
The investigation in this case lasted two years, during which was taken about 300 DNA samples from representatives of the Roma community. The killer was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Masks of US presidents have become popular among criminals after release in 1991 Hollywood movie «point break» with Patrick Swayze in the lead role. This movie tells about a gang of surfers who Rob banks wearing masks of ex-presidents of the United States.