Monkeys stolen from Johor zoo

They had only been in the zoo for a few months. 

On Tuesday (Nov 11), two pairs of common marmosets were taken from Johor Zoo after thieves broke into the enclosure where they were kept. 

The monkeys are valued at about RM8,000 (S$3,100) each, though sources say the thieves could fetch up to double that on the black market. 

The marmosets, which are 18.5cm to 18.8cm tall, had been on display at the zoo for the past several months.

The theft was discovered by a zoo guard.

Johor Baru (South) OCPD Asst Comm Sulaiman Salleh said zoo authorities have lodged a report and investigations are ongoing.

He urged pet shop operators to alert the police if anyone tries to sell them the marmosets.

This is not the first time animals have been stolen from the zoo; several birds were taken from it in the past.

Source: The Star