Teen robs German bank with toy gun and flees on his bicycle

Saturday 25 January 2014 20.01
The boy was arrested at the Austrian border where he was stopped by police as he fled on his bicycle
The boy was arrested at the Austrian border where he was stopped by police as he fled on his bicycle

A 16-year-old in Germany made off with hundreds of euros after he held up a bank using a toy gun.

He was quickly apprehended when he fled by bicycle.

The teenager managed to pocket "a four-figure sum" after he stormed into a bank in the southern Bavarian town of Bad Fuessing.

He went into the bank yesterday brandishing a fake gun and shouted  "Hold-up!".

The boy then raced off on his bike, chased by a witness in a car.

He was apprehended by police several minutes later while trying to cross the border into Austria.
He surrendered to officers and admitted to the crime.