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Bank burglary suspects covered in aluminum foil to hide from alarms

You could say these burglars were... foiled.

By Ben Hooper
Bank burglary suspects covered in aluminum foil to hide from alarms
Security cameras at a Banco do Brasil branch in Praia Grande recorded two attempted burglars dressed entirely in aluminum foil in an attempt to disguise themselves from the facility's alarm system. Photo courtesy of the Policia Militar

PRAIA GRANDE, Brazil, April 11 (UPI) -- A pair of attempted bank burglars in Brazil failed to steal any valuables but succeeded in avoiding security alarms with full-body suits of aluminum foil.

Security camera footage from the Saturday morning incident at the Banco do Brasil branch in Praia Grande shows two men wrapped from head-to-toe in aluminum foil in an apparent attempt to disguise their presence from the bank's security system.

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Police said the foil suits apparently worked in hiding the men's presence from the alarms, but it did not prevent them from being spotted by security cameras.

The men were seen by camera monitors at Banco do Brasil's regional headquarters in Florianopolis and police were dispatched to the scene.

The suspects fled before they were able to break into the safe and they left behind tools including blowtorches.

Police said the two burglars and a third man accused of acting as their lookout initially evaded capture, but police made one arrest later in the day Saturday.

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