Spain: Bank burglar with ‘toy weapon’ loses prosthetic leg in battle

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    The unnamed Italian man was arrested after hopes of a quick getaway faded

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    The unnamed Italian guy was apprehended after hopes of a fast vacation faded (Picture: ExtraNews.es)

    A messed up bank break-in went quickly incorrect when among its lead characters’ prosthetic legs fell off as he attempted to threaten personnel with a toy weapon.

    Things went from bad to even worse for the guy, who’s believed to be a 45- year-old Italian, as his hopes of a fast vacation vaporized.

    He was then deserted by his partner-in-crime who left the scene when he saw what had actually taken place.

    The duo were trying to rob the Banco Sabadell in the Costa Blanca city of Alicante on Friday afternoon.

    Police are still searching the runaway accomplice and other individuals found outside the bank who are believed to have actually been working as look-outs.

    The Italian guy, camouflaged in a cap and glasses, was participating in the amateur raid with a handgun that witnesses stated was ‘so obviously fake.’

    Customers and personnel rapidly understood they might subdue him and no cash was turned over as they battled him to the flooring.

    After losing his leg in the tussle, he was put under residents’ arrest.

    Uncleared Grabs: Bungling Spanish bank robber, 45, caught after his FALSE LEG falls off Credit: Youtube / ExtraNews.es

    The guy lost his prosthetic leg in the battle (Picture: ExtraNews.es)

    Uncleared Grabs: Bungling Spanish bank robber, 45, caught after his FALSE LEG falls off Credit: Youtube / ExtraNews.es

    The burglars did not handle to take any cash (Picture: ExtraNews.es)

    Uncleared Grabs: Bungling Spanish bank robber, 45, caught after his FALSE LEG falls off Credit: Youtube / ExtraNews.es

    Witnesses explained the weapon as ‘so obviously fake’ (Picture: ExtraNews.es)

    The unnamed detainee, who is anticipated to appear in court for a remand hearing over the weekend, is comprehended to be understood to cops.

    Detectives are stated to be attempting to determine the other members of his gang.

    Police have yet to make any main remark and are not likely to put out an official declaration up until they have actually made other arrests.

    But a well-placed source stated: ‘The guy who was held had a prosthetic leg which came totally free throughout the battle that occurred inside the bank he was attempting to rob.

    ‘It made it virtually impossible for him to make a quick getaway.’

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