Six tarantulas stolen from York home

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17 Apr 2020 @ 4.47 pm
| News

Thieves broke into a York house and stole six spiders and two bird’s eggs.

The burglary took place at a house on Alcuin Avenue overnight between Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 April when someone broke in through the rear door by kicking in the door panel

An untidy search was made and six tarantulas, two eggs and some pain killer medication were stolen.

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for any information about the incident and would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious or knows about the current whereabouts of the tarantulas and eggs, which include:

  • A Mexican Whitetail tarantula
  • A Goliath Birdeater tarantula
  • A King Baboon tarantula
  • A Chaco Golden Knee tarantula
  • A Green bottle blue tarantula
  • A Panama red rump tarantula
  • Two Harris Hawk eggs which were close to hatching

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Jamie Gibson
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email Jamie Gibson here
Quote reference number 12200062128