NAPLES, Italy — A young bank robber--armed with a bottle of French perfume--escaped Monday with $23,000, police said.
The youth showed a teller a package he said contained a bomb and demanded money in a crowded branch of the Bank of Naples in Piazza del Plebiscito, police said.
The teller handed over 30 million lire, equal to $23,000, and the youth fled, dropping the package on the sidewalk outside the bank.
Police cleared the area, and a bomb squad carefully opened the package. Inside, police said, was a bottle of French perfume.