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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.





Stolen property from

‘floor to ceiling’

04 Jul, 2011 05:01 PM
Police will spend days cataloguing what is believed to be one of the largest seizures of stolen property in the Australian Capital Territory
The stolen property was discovered this morning at 11.30 am following a search warrant on a house in south Canberra. 

Criminal Investigations members were surprised to find every room of the house filled with stolen items, with many of the rooms clogged from floor to ceiling with CDs, DVDs, clothing, stationery, computer hard drives and software.

Sergeant John Giles said he had never located such a large quantity of stolen property.

“The amount of property involved makes the mind boggle; and I envisage that we will be cataloguing property for many days to come,” he said in a statement.

Police are in the process of determining the exact value of the stolen property.

Sergeant Giles said he estimated the stolen property to be worth more than $800,000.

It is believed the items were shoplifted from stores across Canberra over a number of years.

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