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"Obama" robber nabbed, say Austrian officials

Robber Wearing Barack Obama Mask Enters Bank in Handenberg, Austria
AP
"Obama" robber nabbed, say Austrian officials
Robber Wearing Barack Obama Mask Enters Bank in Handenberg, Austria
AP

(CBS/AP) VIENNA - An arrest has been made in a string of bank robberies committed in Austria, by a suspect wearing a mask of Barack Obama.

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Police say the 45-year-old German man is suspected of carrying out seven heists since 2008, the most recent on Thursday afternoon in the village of Fornach, northeast of Salzburg. He was taken into custody about 2 miles away a short time later after a police dog found a bag containing the Obama mask, a weapon and the loot.

The unidentified man has confessed to the robberies, Police official Markus Mitloehner said Friday.

There is no word on whether Donald Trump has asked to see the man's birth certificate.

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