Suspected bank robber rescued from self-drilling tunnel in Rome after eight hours | Abroad

Suspected bank robber rescued from self-drilling tunnel in Rome after eight hours |  Abroad

videoA suspected thief was rescued from a self-drilled tunnel in the Italian capital, Rome, yesterday. Perhaps it was intended to rob a bank with his accomplices. The tunnel collapsed, leaving the man trapped for eight hours. He was released and taken to hospital. This was confirmed by the Italian military police, the Military Police.


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Last updated:
12-08-22, 21:54

The police stressed that the investigation is still ongoing, but they do not “rule out the possibility that they are thieves.” It seems that “this is one of the hypotheses”. The thieves dug the tunnel under an empty shop and supposedly had their eyes on a nearby bank. During Ascension Weekend, Italian stores traditionally close. They may want to take advantage of that.

While digging the tunnel, the roof collapsed. “Help, set me free!” The man had called. Then the emergency services dug a second tunnel to save the man.

Oxygen and fluids

While he was underground, they gave him oxygen and fluids. Just before 8 p.m., firefighters and earthquake victims pulled the man out. The victim was taken to the hospital. No details are known about his condition.

“Two Neapolitans were arrested for resisting an official. Two Romans were arrested for causing damage, one of whom was in the tunnel and is currently in the hospital.”

Italian emergency services dug a second tunnel and gave the victim oxygen and fluids. © AFP

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