A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask tried to blow up an ATM with a huge balloon, but left empty handed when the cashpoint withstood the blast.
CCTV showed the pair carrying a large pink balloon to a bank in the south-western Russian city of Ufa.
One uses a bank card, presumably stolen, to open the lobby door and the pair go inside with their balloon.
They rushed outside after a few seconds and duck away from the door.
Shortly afterwards the bank's lobby doors are blasted outwards by a huge explosion.
The thieves dash inside hoping to help themselves to handfuls of cash but emerge with nothing after a couple of seconds.