In Hollywood-style heists, two brothers donning masks of US President Trump have been robbing dozens of cash machines near the Italian city of Turin.
According to police, it was not the 1991 film ‘Point Break’ starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, where a gang of surfers don masks of ex-US presidents while robbing banks, that inspired the brothers but another film.
“Inspired by the (1997) film ‘The Jackal’, whose protagonist – played by Bruce Willis -changes the colour of his car because police are in pursuit, the two brothers painted their (white) Mercedes black,” the police statement said.
In closed circuit footage of one of the robberies, one of the brothers in a Trump mask is seen covering the surveillance cameras in the lobby of a bank and planting an explosive in the cash dispenser.
He then ducks around a corner after lighting the fuse, just before a violent blast.
The men, aged 26 and 30, have been arrested and remain in custody pending trial.