Austrian police arrest Obama-mask bank robber

On Thursday, the man struck at another branch near the town of Voecklabruck.

Updated: Apr 01, 2011, 10:22 AM IST

Vienna: A man known for robbing banks while wearing a mask of US President Barack Obama was arrested on Thursday shortly after another robbery, Austrian police said.
The suspect, was believed to be the same man who has already robbed half a dozen banks in Upper Austria province since 2008, always wearing a mask of the US President.
On Thursday, the man, nicknamed the "Obama-robber" by the media, struck at another branch near the town of Voecklabruck and held a bank employee at gun-point before fleeing in a car, according to police.

Bureau Report