Not-so-smooth criminals! CCTV captures bizarre moment two thieves start dancing while ransacking a shop in India

This is the moment two thieves started dancing in the middle of ransacking a grocery store.  

CCTV footage shows the two raiders breaking into the impromptu dance while they raided the shop in Kherwara in the Udaipur district of western India, on September 4.

The criminals spent around 20 minutes at the shop before fleeing the scene with thousands of rupees worth of goods, and leaving a trail of mess in their wake.

The two thieves begin to dance while they rob a grocery store in Kherwara in the Udaipur district, western India, on September 4

The two thieves begin to dance while they rob a grocery store in Kherwara in the Udaipur district, western India, on September 4

The criminals, who were wearing bandanas to conceal their faces, wave their arms and slowly spin round

The criminals, who were wearing bandanas to conceal their faces, wave their arms and slowly spin round

During the clip, the two thieves, who were wearing bandanas to conceal their face, searched the shop for items.

They then raised their arms in the air and began swinging their hips in full view of the CCTV camera on the wall behind the till.     

Other footage from the store later revealed the pair had broken a window to gain entry after trying and failing three times to break the door locks.

They stole goods including nuts, cigarettes and tobacco, alongside handfuls of cash. 

Shop owner Manoj Shah said 'goods were scattered here and there' when he arrived. 

The robbers, who spent around 20 minutes inside the grocery shop, search for items behind the till

The robbers, who spent around 20 minutes inside the grocery shop, search for items behind the till

They raise their arms in the air and begin to dance while they rob the grocery store in India

They raise their arms in the air and begin to dance while they rob the grocery store in India

Police attended and registered the theft - but the incident has prompted villagers to demand improved police patrols in the area.

In 2018, CCTV captured a thief dancing in a narrow lane in India's capital New Delhi before he and his accomplice attempted to break into a shop. 

Footage of the scenes showed the criminal wave his arms in the air before he was joined by another another man on the deserted street.