I saw this rumor on [Reddit][1], which refers to [factsanddetails.com][2] which doesn't indicate where it got this information from. I saw a video of a monkey using a vending machine on [College Humor][3], but that doesn't say whether monkeys have actually started stealing purses or wallets

  [1]: http://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/1msvpb/til_macaques_monkeys_in_japan_learned_to_steal/
  [2]: http://factsanddetails.com/japan.php?itemid=887
  [3]: https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDkQtwIwAQ&url=http://www.collegehumor.com/embed/6896949/monkey-uses-vending-machine&ei=dC89Uuf8NaawiQeDsoAI&usg=AFQjCNExr-wYLTZDE114VpbtXUKnd9qeRQ&sig2=PSSYfWHeqjeJg5iad7QnRQ&bvm=bv.52434380,d.aGc