Two “masked” intruders broke right into a California financial institution utilizing a way straight out of the flicks: crawling alongside air ducts – solely to fall by means of the ceiling tiles and onto the ground.
The raccoons have been caught on digicam by a buyer who observed the heist whereas he was withdrawing cash outdoors the financial institution in Redwood Metropolis on Wednesday, ABC Eyewitness News reported.
In images, the raccoons may be seen prowling the halls and sitting at a desk. In a single picture, one of many raccoons – who seems to be the chief – holds out a paw, apparently directing his confederate to the subsequent goal throughout the financial institution.
Sadly for them, somebody raised the alarm and known as the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).
“It’s not every single day an animal organisation will get known as to cope with a financial institution break-in, however for the reason that financial institution robbers have been masked bandits of the wildlife variety, we have been certainly the suitable responders,” Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA communications supervisor, Buffy Martin Tarbox, advised the ABC.
After a 10-minute foot chase, the rescue employees “have been lastly capable of safely shoo them outdoors,” mentioned Tarbox.
The next investigation uncovered muddy paw prints on a tree outdoors the financial institution. The suspects are understood to have climbed the tree and entered the air ducts earlier than falling by means of the ceiling tiles and onto the ground of the financial institution.
“There have been a number of damaged ceiling tiles, and the masked bandits knocked papers round and even a pc over. Fortunately the raccoons weren’t injured throughout their morning escapade, and to our data they didn’t abscond with any cash,” Tarbox advised the ABC.