Saturday, September 22, 2007

Bank robber falls asleep on the job

A Turkish man who broke into a Cyprus bank to steal from the ATM machine was found fast asleep on the floor by a cleaner who raised the alarm, Cypriot police announced on September 17.

The cleaner stumbled over the suspect two hours before opening time and called in the police, who turned up to catch a tired man staggering out of the building.

Bank officials said the would-be robber tried to break into the ATM machine - after entering the building through a window - but could not crack the code to access the cash.

The 30-year-old Turkish national appeared before a Nicosia court where he was remanded in custody.