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Robbers don Donald Trump masks for robbery at Italian bank

Masks of Donald Trump used by the bank robbers, courtesy: HT (AP Photo)

Turin, Italy: Two brothers have been arrested by the Italian police for allegedly robbing a number of cash machines while wearing Donald Trump’s masks, police said on Monday.

The stunt elicits the 1991 film “Point Break” starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, in which a gang of surfers don masks of ex-US presidents while robbing banks. However, in this case, the police stated that the brothers had been inspired by a different film, reports HT.

“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.

The suspects aged 26 and 30, robbed cash machines near the northern Italian city of Turin. In a CCTV footage of a bank, one of the brothers in a Trump mask can be seen covering the cameras in the lobby of the bank and planting an explosive in the cash dispenser. And he crouched around a corner just before the violent blast.