Spanish Thief Saw Himself as Robin Hood-Like Bandit
Madrid (Reuters) - Spain's most wanted thief, "The Loner," saw himself as a Robin Hood-style figure and said he robbed banks only because they stole from the public, his lawyer said Thursday.
Accused of killing three policemen and holding up more than 30 banks, Jaime Jimenez Arbe was planning to move on to insurance companies when he was arrested last month, Spanish media reported, citing lawyer Jose Mariano Trillo-Figueroa.
"I am not a killer and if I was obliged to shoot at officers of the law, it was always against my will and in order to avoid being arrested," Jimenez said in a letter reproduced on the websites of newspapers El Pais and El Mundo.
Trillo-Figueroa said Jimenez, who robbed the banks disguised in a false beard and a wig, thinks of himself as Curro Jimenez, a Spanish 1970s television bandit in the style of Robin Hood.
The Loner was arrested in Portugal, armed with a submachine gun in preparation for another bank robbery-Reuters
1. What is the text about?
A. The websites of newspaper EI Pais and EI Mundo
B. Spanish media reporter, Jose Mariano Trillo-Figueroa
C. The arresting of Spains's most wanted thief in Portugal
D. A submachine gun in preparation for another bank robbery
E. A Spanish 1970s television bandit in the style of Robin Hood
2. Before being arrested, Jaime Jimenez Arbe . . . in Spain
A. had just robbed a policeman.
B. had robbed 30 banks
C. would have killed three officers of the law
D. Had robbed insurance companies
E. had been working for companies
3. The reason why "The Loner" robbed the banks is because . . . .
A. his lawyer helped him
B. he was the most wanted thief in Spain
C. he was accused of killing three policemen
D. he believed that the banks stole money from the public
E. he was himself as a Robin Hood-style figure
4. "Trilo-Figueroa, said Jimenez, who robbed the banks disguised in a false beard and a wig .... (Paragraph 3)
The underlined word "disguised" means . . . .
A. changed appearance
B. reduced confidence
C. damaged reputation
D. exposed to view
E. made known