A monkey has robbed a jewellery store

A monkey has robbed a jewellery store

A monkey stole 10,000 rupees from a jewellery store.

A primate targeted a shop in South India and stole cash from the till drawer, whilst staff were attempting to coax him away from the counter with food.

Speaking to the Mirror online about the incident, the store's owner Ravi said: "We offered him food but he did not take any.

"It first attacked the worker but he escaped.

"It sat for almost 20 minutes and then it opened the drawer at the counter and took away 10,000 rupees in cash."

CCTV footage of the madness shows the animal throw a guava fruit into the store as a distraction just before he continued on with his mission; opened the counter and made off with the cash.