A man who appeared invalid has been accused of robbing a bank in broad daylight.
The man, who appeared bound to the wheel chair, with a pitiable brace around his neck, and a cast on his leg, is actually a member of four-man robbery gang that unleashed terror on an Argentinian bank, stealing thousands of dollars.
Shocking footage shows the armed criminals, with their leader pretending to be wheelchair-bound to rob a bank.
The gang is currently standing trial for stealing a total of £10,670 in 2015 from a bank in Rosario, the largest city in the province of Santa Fe in central Argentina.
In the footage, three men are seen entering a city bank. One of them is in a wheelchair wearing a cast on his left ankle and also has a neck brace.
He is pushed by a second man in an orange baseball cap, while a third gang member enters several seconds later and also pretends to help the wheelchair through the entrance.
As soon as they are in the waiting area, the man in the wheelchair jumps out with a handgun as his colleagues also produce weapons. A fourth man immediately runs, in holding a gun.
Armed robbers run behind the counter while their accomplices tackle the security cameras and keep watch.
A female member of staff is forced to open the safe as gang members stuff cash into their bags. The four men raid the safe and drawers before fleeing the scene.
After the robbery, police successfully traced the gang leader’s Ford Focus and arrested him after a 20-minute car chase.
The gang deny the charges and are currently on trial.
The Rosario courthouse recently released the footage of the 2015 armed robbery as prosecutors demand a 20-year prison term for the alleged gang leader, Sergio Martin ‘Mono’ Canete.