Romania- In an unusual case, a mouse was seen carrying a €100 euro note in its mouth which drew the attention of a homeless man in Bucharest, Romania.
Mice running away with fruits or snack items from stalls is a common sight, but stealing money and diamond rings from people's homes is unbelievable.
Police authorities don't know who the mice belong to, but they suspect the mice leave the missing goods at someone's home, in exchange for snacks laced with opioids.
The pilfering mice perform covert, mission impossible operations that defy reason.
A gypsy in Romania, who doesn't want to be identified, says he knows how they do it, but won't divulge his connections.
"It's a gang that trains and breeds thieving mice of superior qualities," says the gypsy.
Out of several hundred mice, the ones that steal the most are selected as breeding stock for their high intelligence.
The trainer feeds them a small piece of food by hand each day they perform well in homemade obstacle courses.
They are trained to chew through walls in places the hole is concealed from human view. They're also trained to open wallets, purses and jewelry boxes.
"The best mice know how to select expensive items like high denomination bills and coins.
'They use taste to identify gold chains and diamond jewelrey for the finest cheesy rewards," explains the gypsy.
The gang has locked metal boxes with the names of each mice on them. The mice deposit the goods through a sliding door in their personal boxes to attain their rewards.