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Groom robbed banks to pay for wedding

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The Austrian Times reports that a desperate bridegroom committed four bank robberies after his fiance's plans for a huge white wedding got out of hand.

"The hapless groom, a 36-year-old Turk living in Vienna, netted more than €275,000 ($350,000) before he was caught but it still wasn't enough for his fiancee who demanded 500 guests, a Chanel gown, a new car for the drive to the service and a Caribbean honeymoon."

The poor sucker was caught when an off duty policeman grabbed him as he fled a bank.

"The wedding was costing a lot of money and I realised I would never be able to pay for it", the robber groom Ahmed Boyer told the court. "The money from the first robbery went in a day so I just kept going."

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