An Italian police car on a patrol drive (archive image). In Marano, the officers arrived too late, the victim had taken up the pursuit of a theft himself. (Source: Grzegorz Galazka / imago images)
Dramatic car chase: Two men in Italy ambushed a Rolex owner and set off on a scooter. The victim drove after them.
After two thieves stole a Rolex from a driver 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 previous evening. 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.
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.