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Caught red pawed! Two "masked" bandits caught after breaking into bank

Redwood City, California - Usually when there's a robbery the best people to call are the local police. But in this case removing the masked bandits required a special force, one trained to deal with wild animals: the Humane Society!

The furry bandits were caught red-handed and they didn't want to leave.
The furry bandits were caught red-handed and they didn't want to leave.  © Facebook/Bildmontage/Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA usually specializes in animal care and animal adoption, but sometimes they are called into action in more thrilling cases.

The local authorities asked the organization to apprehend two "burglars" – because the culprits were raccoons!

According to nbcNews, the two sneaky critters broke into a closed bank in California and started trashing the place. Luckily, a customer happened to be using the ATM at the time and reported the break in. Humane Society staff was called in immediately to catch the furry bandits! 

Communications manager Buffy Martin Tarbox said that they spent a good ten minutes chasing the animals around the bank before they could shoo them back outside.

Peninsula Humane Society shared the story of Facebook

According to the statement made by the Humane Society, the raccoons probably climbed on to the roof from a tree and made their way into the building through air shafts. When a few ceiling tiles broke, they fell to the floor and into the bank. "There were several broken ceiling tiles, and the masked bandits knocked papers around and even a computer over," Tarbox explained.

Fortunately, the nothing of significance was damaged or stolen and the animals were not hurt as they were escorted out of the bank. These little bandits left empty-pawed.

Cover photo: Facebook/Bildmontage/Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

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