Crook killed while trying to rob pizzeria with toy gun and Captain America mask

A man was beaten by angry patrons after he tried to rob a pizzeria with a toy gun whilst wearing a Captain America mask, according to reports.

The 23-year-old was set upon after patrons noticed he was allegedly sticking up the pizza joint in Manaus, Brazil with a plastic gun.

The suspect had been threatening them with the gun and a real knife, and even reportedly robbed from them too.

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His failed heist took place last Thursday, August 25, and he reportedly died from his injuries at the Hospital e Pronto Socorro Dr João Lúcio on Saturday, August 27.

Reports said he tried to flee when people copped his firearm wasn't real, and set upon him before he was able to flee.

Portal do Holanda stated that the beating meted out was "brutal".

They added that the suspect was rescued from the beating by a car from the Mobile Emergency Care Service (Samu) and taken to a hospital, where he eventually succumbed to his injuries early on Saturday morning.

The crime was registered at the Specialised Police Station for Homicide and Kidnapping (DEHS).

Police received information that the heist was the man's second robbery that night.

The unidentified man had several cell phones recovered from him.

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It was another night of crime in Manaus, the 45th most dangerous city in the world, where the murder rate is 38.25 per 100k people.

A restaurant employee, identified as Raimundo Eduardo Pereira Silva, 29, was shot in the face during a fight with a politician, also on Saturday.

According to witnesses, Eduardo was hit by a man who was accompanying the candidate, Rubens de Araújo Lima.

He had been campaining loudly and aggresively when he was confronted by an older gentleman.

Lima allegedly pushed the man, with restaurant employees stepping in. Suddenly, his companion drew his gun and shot Eduardo in the face, reports in Brazil stated.

Police are hunting the shooter whilst the politician has remained silent. Miraculously, Eduardo survived and is stable.


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