The masks seem like a pop culture reference to the 1991 action film Point Break where thieves don masks of former US presidents, but police say the brothers were influenced by the 1997 film The Jackal. In it, the main character, played by Bruce Willis, changes his car’s color to avoid capture. Vittorio and Ivan Lafore reportedly painted their white Mercedes black just before being arrested earlier this week.

La Repubblica notes (Italian) that in a single ATM robbery, the pair allegedly netted 92,000 euros

Additional evidence.
Additional evidence.
Image: EPA/Alessandro Di Marco

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