Published: Tue, July 31, 2018
World News | By Joan Terry

The case of San Antonio's stolen shark is solved

The case of San Antonio's stolen shark is solved

The thieves, two men and a woman, took the 1.5ft (4.5m) horn shark from an open tank at the aquarium around 15:00.

Local reports say after tip-offs from the public helped police identify the truck in question, two of the three people allegedly involved confessed to their involvement in the heist.

They trio covered the shark in a blanket, stuck it in a baby stroller and walked out. "We sure hope it does, but being outside of that environment that it's made to be in - the warm water, the salt water - there's a good chance it won't make it", Salvaggio said.

Other surveillance camera angles show the two men and a woman walking through the aquarium; one of the men carefully placing the bundled up shark inside a baby stroller and both men wheeling the stroller out into the parking lot.

The Leon Valley Police Department has found the suspects who stole a shark from an aquarium on Saturday. One of the men claimed his son was sick and he had to leave, she said.

The suspects could face additional federal charges because of permits required to possess exotic animals, police said.

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The group went out the front door and rushed to a truck, but they were confronted there by aquarium staff alerted by an employee who noticed the suspicious behavior.

UPDATE: The San Antonio Aquarium provided KENS 5 with a screenshot of this post, where someone is apparently trying to sell the shark.

"I am so, so happy that we got her back, and she's healthy". It shared surveillance video of the crime unfolding. Police said did not immediately take her into custody because she has kids.

Police confirmed that a 38-year-old man was arrested on Monday night in connection with the theft, the Daily Mail reported.

A further post on Monday announced: "She's back home where she belongs!"

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