A bank robber in Alicante was left hopping-mad after his false leg fell off during a struggle, leaving him incapable of making his escape.
According to Police Officers, two armed robbers entered a branch of Sabadell Bank intent on having it on their toes with a considerable amount of cash. But things didn’t go according to plan when the one lost his false leg.
The men brandished guns and demanded cash but the alarm was raised and staff and customers grappled with the robbers. The accomplice managed to escape but without any loot.
A spokesman for the police said: “At 2pm, a call was received reporting that a robbery was taking place in a branch of the Sabadell bank located in Plaza America in Alicante. The emergency protocol was activated and a device operated that frustrated the robbery, and culminated in the arrest of one of the perpetrators, who was armed with a pistol that was finally determined to be fake.”
Adding, “At least one perpetrator fled from the place, more identification and location management is being carried out by the robbery squad of the Alicante Judicial Police Brigade. The detainee is of Italian nationality, 45 years old and with a previous record”.