Two sly raccoons thought they would hit it big after they ventured through the air ducts of a California bank. Unfortunately for them, they ended up stuck in one of the bank’s offices after falling from the bricks. That wasn’t enough; a customer discovered two unlucky robbers.
The man was withdrawing some cash from a bank’s ATM in Redwood City when he noticed movement inside. That looked rather suspicious as it happened hours later, but the man soon realized what was going on after looking through the window. Instead of calling the police, the witness called the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
It didn’t even take long until staff at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals arrived at the scene, and the two raccoons turned everything upside down.
Buffy Martin Tarbox from the rescue team told ABC7: “It’s not every day that an animal organization is called to deal with a bank break-in. “However, since bank robbers are masked bandits of the wild type, we are really the appropriate responders.”
However, catching innocent thieves is not an easy task. The invaders seem to decide to stay for a while. But in the end, everything was back to normal. “Bank managers put our lifeguards in the bank,” Tarbox said. “After about 10 minutes of chasing the raccoons around the bank, we were finally able to get them outside safely. They didn’t seem to want to leave the bank. ”
Investigating the scene, the rescue force soon found out how two mischievous robbers broke in. “There were some broken ceiling panels, and masked robbers threw papers around and even computers,” Tarbox explained.
Fortunately, no one was harmed in the end. “Thankfully, the raccoons were not injured in their morning run, and to our knowledge, they did not run away with any money,” he said.