Escaped teens rob banker's designer watch

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The pair's bank heist was caught on camera. Screenshot: Comando Provinciale Carabinieri Napoli/Corriere del Mezzogiorno
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Their attempt to rob one bank was foiled, but that didn't stop a Naples crime duo from robbing another and making away with the bank manager's €2,500 watch.

The pair went on the robbing spree after breaking free from their youth rehabilitation centre in Naples.

Their first accomplishment as 'free men' was to steal a car parked outside the centre.

They then sped off towards the Posillipo neighbourhood for their first target: Banco di Napoli, La Repubblica reported.

But the attempted robbery was foiled by a security guard, who chased them away.

Undeterred, they drove just a couple of kilometres away to Banca Popolare di Ancona.

Their second attempt was more successful, with the pair holding up the bank and leaving with €1,600 in cash and the bank manager’s €2,500 Tudor watch.

A video (below) from the bank’s CCTV camera shows one of the thieves leaping up onto the cashier’s desk, while his accomplice chases away a lone customer away by brandishing one of the bank’s tables at him.

During the minute-long heist, the thief continued to walk around carrying the table, while collecting his loot from the bank staff.

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Now back in custody, the pair has been charged with theft and attempted theft. 

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