Would-Be Bank Robbers Cover Themselves With Tin Foil To Avoid Detection

We guess you could say the CCTV footage... foiled their plan.

Two bumbling criminals were caught trying to rob a bank thanks to this CCTV footage, but there's something slightly odd about their tactics.

The would-be thieves attempted to avoid being detected by the bank's security systems by covering themselves with aluminium foil.

Surprisingly, the crackpot scheme worked - but didn't protect them from the CCTV cameras.

The hapless perpetrators of the early Saturday morning raid on the Banco do Brasil branch in Praia Grande fled empty handed after security personnel saw them on the surveillance screens and called the police.

“They wanted to make sure the alarms didn’t detect their presence by using the aluminium foil,” a spokesman for the Santa Catarina state’s military police told Brazilian national newspaper O Globo.