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A trio of bears have been caught on camera breaking and entering a parked car to sniff out snacks.

The grizzly gang struck in Lake Tahoe, California – which is home to the infamous 500-pound black bear Hank the Tank.

He has been branded ‘frightening’ by authorities following a range of food-based break-ins.

But on May 10, a different bear was caught making mischief in the town.

A mother bear was spotted leading her two young cubs through the streets of Lake Tahoe while on the hunt for food.

They came across a black Chevrolet Suburban, and were then picked up on a Ring doorbell video creeping towards it in the snow.

The mother bear can be seen reaching up to unlock the vehicle.

She then jumps into the driver’s seat to sniff across the car’s interior.

The two bear cubs were seen keeping look-out as their mum peaked in the car (Picture: Provided)

The video cuts short before its revealed if the trio found snacks within the vehicle (Picture: Provided)

The video is cut short before it’s revealed if the cunning carnivores found tasty snacks.

The footage cames amid wider bear drama in Lake Tahoe.

Wildlife authorities in the region are battling over what to do with Hank the Tank, the furry felon behind numerous break-ins across the town.

There have been more than 150 calls to wildlife personnel in recent months regarding the bothersome bear.

Hank is wanted for a number of crimes including theft, destruction of public property and trespassing.

He has reportedly struck at around 30 homes in the Lake Tahoe area of California.

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The meddlesome mammal has been known to smash windows with his big paws before squeezing through the gaps in search of food.

Peter Tira, a spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, told the San Francisco Gate earlier this year: ‘What’s problematic about this bear is how large it is.

‘It’s learned to use that size and strength to break into a number of occupied residences, bursting through the garage door or front door. It’s pretty frightening.’

In Spring, concern had grown for Hank after he seemed to have disappeared from the limelight.

But he was caught on camera in April marauding through the town.

Hank the Tank is a notorious furry felon in Lake Tahoe (Picture: Facebook/BEAR League)

A bear named Hank the Tank had been accused of breaking into 28 homes in California since July.

He has recently been partially exonerated by DNA evidence. There are, in fact, no fewer than three different bears breaking into homes.

(Image: Tim Lumley; CC BY-NC-ND.)

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The recent Chevolret break-in has reinforced claims from Hank’s fans that he has in fact been unfairly blamed for a multitude of crimes.

Backers of the bear claim he is innocent and maintain he has been ‘framed’ by the authorities.

The Animal Rights Channel blog wrote: ’Hank was a convenient scapegoat for general bear damage because he is easily recognizable to people who know what traits to look for.

‘Hank, who was blamed for all the break ins, was in danger of being euthanised.’

DNA evidence was analysed in February which suggests the break-ins associated with Hank the Tank could in fact, be three separate bears.

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