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When plain old ski masks just won't do, what's a neighborhood robber to do?

For one thief in such a predicament, the solution was to don a skeleton costume and to hit up a Jack In the Box and a mini mart in North Hollywood in an attempt to get some cash.

The heist at the Jack In the Box on Lankershim was a bust, and so was the mini mart, where, according to ab7.com, "Surveillance video [...] caught the suspect in the act. It shows the would-be robber dressed in the skeleton costume."

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The LAPD is now searching for the skeletal suspect. Since X-Ray vision isn't in their budget, they're asking for the public's help in locating the robber. Has anyone seen a skeleton trying to rob stores?

Photo of someone who is not a robber in a skeleton costume by Kim Scarborough via Flickr