A security man displaying the two masks

According to the police statement, the two brothers were inspired by “The Jackal” to paint their white Mercedes black. In the 1997 film, the protagonist, played by Bruce Willis, changes the color of his car because police are in pursuit.

Police display the Donald Trump masks and other tools used by two suspected thieves. Alessandro Di Marco / ANSA via AP

The brothers, aged 26 and 30, targeted cash machines near the northern Italian city of Turin.

In closed circuit footage of one of the robberies, one of the brothers in a Trump mask is seen covering the surveillance cameras in the lobby of a bank and planting an explosive in the cash dispenser.

He then ducks around a corner after lighting the fuse, just before a violent blast.