A suspected financial institution robber has been rescued in Rome after the roof of a tunnel he were digging collapsed.
Italian carabinieri say the person was once trapped and buried beneath six metres of earth for roughly 8 hours on Thursday.
Dozens of firefighters labored across the tunnel earlier than sooner or later liberating the person and pulling him to protection.
The trapped guy — from Rome — was once transferred to medical institution whilst his suspected accomplices have been additionally detained via the government.
“Two men from Naples were arrested for resisting a public officer and two others from Rome were arrested for the damage caused,” the carabinieri press workplace stated.
“The investigation is still underway, we do not exclude that they are thieves, this is one of the hypotheses,” the observation added.
According to media reviews, the 4 males are suspected of making plans to rob a close-by financial institution on 15 August, when Italian retail outlets shut for the general public vacation, Ferragosto.
The tunnel they have been digging was once discovered beneath an empty store on a hectic street close to the Vatican City.
“No one had really paid attention because the shop had been rented out and everyone thought it was being renovated, and there was no noise,” an area resident instructed AFP.