'Big, hairy animal' tries to rob Swedish bank

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'Big, hairy animal' tries to rob Swedish bank
The costume in the photo is not the same one referred to in the article

Gothenburg police were outrun by a man dressed like a large, furry animal after he attempted to rob a bank Friday evening.


The drag-robber, who was armed, attempted to rob a branch office of Swedbank located at Frölunda Torg around 6pm Friday.

A witness described the perpetrator as dressed in either a monkey or bear costume.

No arrest has been made.

“A man in a monkey outfit, or similar, may have been a bear, too, came running with security guards behind him. I thought it was a joke at first, a stunt, but then I walked passed the bank and saw the shattered glass,” said a witness to Götebors-Posten (GP), Gothenburg's daily newspaper.

Police said the man chose an "animal-like costume."

A number of people witnessed the incident, but police would not say much more about the robbery.

Shots were not fired and no one has been physically harmed, said police spokesman Ulf Edberg.

Police believe the robber acted alone and would not comment on his escape from the bank.

About an hour after the attempted scandal, police were called to investigate a burning vehicle found near the crime scene at Ruddalen sports centre.

Police say they will not exclude the idea of it being a possible get-away car.

In the meantime, police are still on the hunt for the perpetrator.


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