Updated March 27, 2021 at 7:59 p.m.
- In southern Italy there was a momentous attack on Friday evening.
- Two thieves stole a driver’s Rolex.
- The one who had been robbed took up the chase and ran his car over the men – the two were dead on the spot.
After two thieves stole a Rolex from a motorist in southern Italy, the owner of the watch ran over the two men while they were on the run. According to media reports on Saturday, the thieves approached the 26-year-old driver on a scooter near Naples the evening before. They threatened him with a pistol, whereupon he gave out his expensive watch – and then went into pursuit. During the rapid escape, the thieves fell with the scooter, the young man ran them over. Both were dead on the spot.
Motorists turned themselves over to the police
The driver turned himself in to the police in Marano after the incident. His statements were confirmed by witnesses, reported the daily “Il Corriere della Sera”. The alleged thieves, 30 and 40 years old, are known criminals with a long criminal record. A pistol with the serial number removed and a watch were found at the scene of the accident. (dpa / fra)