2 pythons worth $1.5K stolen from Suffolk County pet shop

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Friday, November 6, 2020
Two snakes stolen from LI pet shop
Two 16-inch snakes were stolen from a pet store on Long Island. The snakes are worth $1500.

WEST ISLIP, Long Island (WABC) -- Police are looking for the slippery thieves who stole two pythons from a pet store in Suffolk County.

Suffolk County Police say the theft occurred on October 30 around 11:45 a.m. at BTJ's Jungle in West Islip.

RELATED | VIDEO: Humpback whale almost swallows kayakers near a California beach

Two whale watchers had a close encounter while kayaking off the coast of Avila Beach in California, that they will likely never forget.

According to officials, two suspects realized a cage was open when an employee was cleaning the cages.

One of the suspects then distracted the employee while the other reached into the cage and dropped two designer ball pythons into a pocket book.

The two suspects then rushed out of the store.

Authorities say the 16-inch snakes are worth $1,500.

RELATED | Raccoon bandits break into California bank, don't make off with any cash

A pair of raccoons broke into a bank through the roof and a rescue team came to shoo them out. Check out photos of these mischievous bandits!


* More Long Island news

* Send us a news tip

* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts

* Follow us on YouTube

Submit a News Tip