Bank In California Got Robbed By Two Raccoons, Not A Money Heist Story, But Cookies!


  • A man withdrawing at an atm in Redwood City, California, witnessed a robbery inside the bank. 
  • The culprits? Two racoons, and their target is not money, but cookies! 
  • They have managed to break into the bank’s security and luckily, they left the premises with only the can of treats! 

Last week, a robbery happened at a bank in Redwood City, California, and the culprits? Two racoons — looking not for money, but cookies! 

The raccoons somehow managed to break into the bank’s security and their target — the break room where a staff left a can of almond cookies! 

How they were able to enter the premesis was like story straight out from a classic heist film! 

“There were muddy pawprints on a tree outside the bank, so we suspect the raccoons climbed the tree to the roof of the bank, and then somehow managed to crawl into the air ducts and fell through the ceiling tiles onto the floor of the bank,” the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA communications manager, Buffy Martin Tarbox, explained. 

Photo Credit: Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

A man who was using the bank’s atm saw the animals and immediately called the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA after realizing the bandits were trapped inside. Of course, you don’t call the police in this kind of situation, but rescuers. 

“The bank managers let our rescue staff into the bank,” Tarbox said. “And after about 10 minutes of chasing the raccoons around the bank, we were finally able to safely shoo them outside. They apparently didn’t want to leave the bank.”

Eventually, the bandits left the premises, but not without leaving some marks — some ceiling tiles were broken, papers scattered around, and even knocked down one computer box. 

Photo Credit: Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

“Thankfully the raccoons were not injured during their morning escapade, and to our knowledge, they didn’t abscond with any money,” Tarbox said. 

Of course except for the tin of cookies! And while roberries are in general, disgusting stories, this one we find a little cute and adorable, don’t you think so?

Source: The Dodo


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