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Monkey Robs Jewelry Store And We Go Bananas (VIDEO)

"We also tried offering him a banana, but he perhaps knew he could buy truckloads of banana with those piece of papers."

You've heard of cat burglars, but what about monkey robbers?

There's at least one in Guntur, India, and the animal is accused of stealing $144 from a jewelry store last month.

Surveillance footage obtained by Newsflare shows the monkey had a sneaky M.O.: First, the perp primate hurled a guava inside the shop. Then, the critter barged inside on the pretext of getting it back.

"We threw the fruit back but it entered the shop anyway," the shop owner said according to HuffPost India. 

At first, the monkey went ape and attacked an employee. Then it sat for almost 20 minutes inside the store before opening a cash drawer and taking the money.

The store owners did try and negotiate with the sneaky simian, a staff member said, according to Newsflare.

"We also tried offering him a banana, but he perhaps knew he could buy truckloads of banana with those piece of papers," a staff member told the person who uploaded the video.

The monkey then escaped out of the store, according to the Hindustan Times.

There are no reports if it has been taken into custody or if police have any suspects.

HuffPost

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