Viral Surveillance Video Shows The Moment 3 Desperate Thieves Steal A Baby Shark From A Public Aquarium

July 31, 2018 16:30

A new, bizarre trend is endangering the lives of animals kept in the safety of zoos and other conservation establishments.

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Zoo break-in

People are beginning to steal rare or wild animals. A first incident was reported on May 29 by the Canadian press, CBC News, after unknown persons broke into the Elmvale Jungle Zoo in Ontario.

The thieves made away with a tortoise, a gibbon, and a black-and-white lemur after cutting holes through the zoo's chain link fence.

Baby shark stolen

And now, a video which recently emerged on YouTube has shown another shocking act of robbery from an aquarium in San Antonio where a 16-inch baby horn shark named Helen was stolen.

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The footage showed two men and a woman making away with the shark, which they disguised as a human baby in a stroller. When the Leon Valley police was made aware of the crime, they assumed it was a hoax, as well, who steals a shark!

Lucky recovery

But, KSAT reports that this specific aquarium was open to public access even if surveillance cameras were in place to monitor the comings and goings of visitors.

Thanks to the video, Washington Post reports that one of the identified suspects and the truck that was used for the heist was tracked down, and the baby shark has since been rescued.

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