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This primate was not monkeying around when he stole the cash from the jewellery store drawer

Trained Monkey Robs Rs 10000 from Jewellery Shop in India (Guntur), Monkey Thieves Caught on Camera

A thieving monkey has been filmed ransacking a jewellery shop and running off with cash in India.

The primate is said to have deliberately distracted staff by throwing a piece of fruit into the shop before “advancing towards the cash drawers”, The Hindu Times reports.

“The monkey threw a guava inside the shop. Then it entered the store in the pretext of taking back the fruit. We threw the fruit back but it entered the shop anyway,” the unnamed shop owner said.

“It sat for almost 20 minutes in the store and then it opened the drawer and took away cash.”

More than $200 is believed to have been stolen from the store, which is located in the city of Guntur, on India’s east coast.

It is not known if the cash has been recovered.


Monkeys, which are revered by Hindus, often run riot in urban centres in India, to the point where a “monkey prison” has been established for the more criminally minded primates.

One such jail, in the northern city of Patiala, houses 11 monkeys apprehended for thieving and attacking people.

“It’s unlikely that any of them will ever be paroled,” warden Ram Tirath told The Daily Telegraph.



masked gunman with assault rifle

(Reuters) – Using toy guns, a 12-year-old boy and his 13-year-old accomplice tried to rob a bank in Israel but fled without any cash after apparently losing their nerve, police said on Thursday.

Security camera footage showed the boys, wearing hooded sweatshirts, entering the bank in Rishon Lezion, a suburb of Tel Aviv on Wednesday. One had a schoolbag on his back and what appeared to be a rifle in his hand.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said both were carrying fake M-16 assault rifles and that they shouted “this is a holdup”.

“They were toy guns but they looked real. The people in the bank were scared, but then the suspects ran out without taking any money,” he said, adding that police were able to identify the pair from the security footage and later arrested them.


Brussels airport heist gets armed

gang $50 million- uncut diamonds

Michael Allan McCrae | February 19, 2013

On Monday night two cars with armed robbers penetrated the Brussels Airport, drove up to a Swiss plane being loaded with cargo and made off with $50 million in uncut diamonds.

Police said the heist was conducted with clockwork precision. The robbery took less than three minutes to complete.

The eight robbers were armed and hooded. The target was Helvetic Airways aircraft, which was completing a diamond consignment. There were passengers aboard the plane, but they were not able to see the incident that unfolded below them.

No shots were fired.

The robbers gained access to the airport by cutting a hole in the security fence. The robbery also included some precious metals.

USA Today reports of a daring heist on the Caribbean island of Curacao over the weekend when masked men dressed in police jackets boarded a fishing boat and stole 70 gold bars – worth almost $13 million at today’s prices:

The boat’s captain was struck in the head in the early-morning assault before the thieves made off with the gold in three cars, police spokesman Reggie Huggins said. Authorities believe there were at least six men involved in the heist. No suspects were in custody.
Gold Company

Huggins declined to say who owned the approximately 476 pounds of gold but he said it was a legal shipment that was being trans-shipped through Curacao and officials in the island had been advised in advance that it was coming as part of normal security protocols. He declined to disclose the eventual destination of the metal.

Like many of the smaller islands in the Caribbean, Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles is used as an offshore financial centre and tax haven
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FBI says “mullet bandit”

holds up another bank

(Reuters) – The Ohio bank robber dubbed the “mullet bandit” by federal authorities appears to have struck again.

The latest heist took place on Wednesday morning at a Key Bank branch on Stringtown Road in Grove City, Ohio.

The FBI said a man matching the physical description of the mullet-wearing suspect sought in two previous holdups walked into the bank and handed a teller a note, saying he was robbing the bank, had a gun, and would hurt the teller if she did not cooperate.

The robber was dressed in the mullet bandit’s garb, including Seattle Mariners baseball cap and large dark sunglasses.

Initial surveillance photos suggested he had shed his distinctive hairdo to evade detection, swapping out his mullet — a style popular in the 1980s that is short on the top, tight on the sides and long in the back — for something more up to date.

But subsequent images revealed the suspect had merely tucked his mullet up underneath his baseball cap.

“Tricky guy,” said Harry Trombitas, the FBI agent tracking him.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his late 30’s, about 6 feet tall, with a medium build, a scruffy appearance and dark hair cut in a mullet.

He is wanted in connection with the two previous bank robberies in Columbus on May 18 and May 5.

Syringe-wielding bandit on the loose in Mandurah in Australia
Lucy Rickard
April 25, 2011 – 7:35AM

Police believe the same man may be responsible for a string of robberies and attempted robberies near Mandurah over the weekend.

A man fitting the same description has been reportedly arming himself with a blood-filled syringe, threatening staff at a deli, a pharmacy and a service station within a 24-hour period.

About 9am yesterday, the man entered the Seabreeze Deli in Mandurah, making threats and demands of the employee behind the counter.

A man armed with a blood-filled syringe threatened staff at a deli. Photo: WA Police.

Police said the man told the young attendant that he had AIDS before fleeing with a sum of cash.

About 2am today, a man fitting the same description threatened staff at the BP service station on Mandurah Terrace with a blood-filled syringe.

Staff refused to comply with his demands for cash, and he left empty-handed.

The man also attempted to rob the Nightingale Pharmacy in Erskine yesterday afternoon.

The man is described as being dark-skinned, early 20s, about 172cm tall with a medium build and wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact

Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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