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Robber in Italy Savors Sweet Smell of Success

July 28, 1987|United Press International

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.

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