Italian police said on Monday they had arrested two brothers suspected of robbing dozens of cash machines while wearing masks of US President Donald Trump.
The stunt evokes 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. But in a statement police said the brothers had been inspired by a different film.
“Inspired by the (1997) film ‘The Jackal’, whose protagonist – played by Bruce Willis – changes the color of his car because police are in pursuit, the two brothers painted their (white) Mercedes black,” the police statement said.
The brothers, aged 26 and 30, targeted cash machines near the northern Italian city of Turin.