Ninja russo causando na Itália
BBC NEWS | Europe | Russian ‘ninja’ arrested in Italy
For several weeks the police had been scouring the countryside looking for shadows.
The “ninja” was known to have struck several times – his head wrapped in a black bandana, a powerful bow in one hand and a knife strapped to his leg.
He targeted isolated farms late at night forcing farmers to hand over cash and valuables at arrow point.
His victims were usually so afraid they didn’t report the attacks until some days later.
But on Monday night the “ninja” was outwitted.
As he smashed through the door of a farmhouse, a feisty old pensioner was waiting for him.