A monkey lifts a cloth drying outside a temple in New Delhi, India, on Nov. 16, 2017. Getty Images/Sajjad Hussain

A monkey was caught on surveillance footage stealing money from a toll booth in the Indian city of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The video went viral on social media with thousands of users talking about the monkey's skills.

In the video, a white vehicle can be seen stopping at a toll booth when a monkey jumps from inside the car into the booth's open window and climb on the attendant's shoulders. As the attendant becomes surprised by the incident, the monkey takes advantage and grabs a handful of money from the open cash register before leaping back out of the window.

The attendant was so shocked by the incident that it took him some time before he could react to the situation of the animal grabbing money and running away.

According to local reports, toll operators chased the monkey but were unable to track the animal down. They also questioned the car driver, who denied any involvement in the incident.

A senior official of the toll management company, Manoj Sharma, told local media India Today that the monkey stole nearly $70.

"This is a trained monkey and it is the second time a similar incident has happened. We have complained to the police," he said.

In India, monkeys create a lot of problems, mostly because of their aggressive behavior. While this incident only caused the loss of money, there were several other incidents where monkeys not only stolen food, but also children.

In 2018, a 12-day-old baby was snatched by a monkey in Agra, a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The newborn was later found mauled on the terrace of a neighbor's house. The newborn was in his mother's lap when the monkey snatched him and escaped.

Monkeys are also quick learners and will easily pick up human behavior. Often monkeys are used as performers, showing off different stunts for entertaining people, on the streets of India.