ZAGREB – A Croatian man in a wheelchair robbed a bank after passers-by helped him to enter the premises, local media reported today.
“I have a bomb!” shouted the 35-year-old disabled man to shocked employees in a branch of Austria’s Erste Bank in downtown Zagreb, before forcing them to hand over the cash, the Vecernji list newspaper reported.
- The crime occurred on Wednesday evening only a few seconds after the man had politely thanked passers-by for helping him to enter the bank in his wheelchair, the paper said.
- After employees handed over 50,000 kunas (RM30,000) the robber wheeled himself to a nearby taxi station where a cab driver helped him get into the car and put his wheelchair in the trunk
- Unaware of his client’s recent activities, the driver took the man towards the northern town of Bjelovar, where he was eventually arrested.