Robbery foiled when suspect find bank is closed
VIENNA — This robbery failed before it began. The bank was closed.
Austrian police have arrested a man who they say tried to rob a bank in Vienna — but arrived too early.
Police spokesman Patrick Maierhofer says the 45-year-old suspect entered the bank foyer Tuesday armed with a gas pistol and with a hood drawn over his head but 15 minutes before opening time.
He says that passers-by alerted police after the man hid his weapon under newspapers and paced nervously as he waited for the main doors to open.
The man wasn’t identified in line with Austrian privacy laws. Police say his planned getaway vehicle was a stolen scooter.
Store recalls toy dump truck that wanted to be a fire truck
WAYNE, N.J. — Toys “R” Us has pulled a toy truck from shelves days after a couple says it burst into flames while they were bringing it home from the store.
The couple tells KING-TV the Tonka 12V Ride-On Dump Truck was a present for their grandson. They were taking it to their Bellingham, Wash., home in the back of their pickup truck Friday night when they say it caught fire. Video shows flames shooting high into the air.
Toys “R” Us spokeswoman Nicole Hayes says in a statement that the incident appears to be isolated but the New Jersey-based company is pulling the item from stores and its website “pending further investigation.”
Hayes says Toys “R” Us is working with the truck’s manufacturer, Dynacraft, to determine a cause.