Secret military documents stolen from Malacca army camp -- by monkeys

Confidential military documents in an army camp in Malacca, Malaysia have been stolen in a 'robbery' -- by monkeys.

The Star reports that the 'thieves' were at Terendak Camp and grabbed the secret documents from an unsuspecting postman who was on his routine rounds on Jul 31.

In a matter of seconds, the animals were on top of trees and a building roof.

The troop of long-tailed macaques also left the 33-year-old postman injured. Police now face the tough task of tracking down the “thieves” after a report was lodged. 

It is learnt that the three stolen documents were considered important and the postman had detailed the serial number of the documents in his report.

Malacca National Park and Wildlife Department’s director Noorzakiahanum Mohd Noh described the primates at the army camps as a “bit mischievous” and said they were bold and aggressive.

Rangers have placed traps at the camp and avoided using any weapons.

She also noted that there have been previous cases. The most daring one was at the Terendak Camp hospital 18 months ago when they broke into a soldier’s car and stole all his belongings including his scuba diving gear, driving licences, ATM cards and cash.