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16-year-old robs German bank with toy gun, flees on bike

An rescue helicopter takes off from a square in front of the main railway station 'Hauptbahnhof' in Berlin in this June 15, 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

BERLIN: A 16-year-old in Germany made off with hundreds of euros after he held up a bank using a toy gun, but was quickly apprehended when he fled by bicycle, police said Saturday.

The teenager managed to pocket "a four-figure sum" after he stormed into a bank in the southern Bavarian town of Bad Fuessing on Friday brandishing a fake gun and shouting "Hold-up!", local police told AFP.

The boy then raced off on his bike, chased by a witness in a car. He was apprehended by police several minutes later while trying to cross the border into Austria.

He surrendered to officers and admitted to the crime.

 

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