Man steals snakes

Man steals snakes

ADELAIDE – A man held up a woman and two children at gunpoint before fleeing with a dozen snakes worth more than US$74 535, police said Thursday.

The man demanded the 12 green tree snakes, which are not venomous, when he approached the door of the woman’s home near the South Australian state capital, Adelaide, on Wednesday, state police said Thursday. He then stuffed the snakes – measuring up to 80 centimetres long – into a duffel bag and bound the woman’s ankles and the hands of two boys before fleeing the scene.The snakes are valued at US$6 708 each, police said.Police were investigating the alleged theft, but no suspect had been arrested by Thursday.Nampa-APHe then stuffed the snakes – measuring up to 80 centimetres long – into a duffel bag and bound the woman’s ankles and the hands of two boys before fleeing the scene.The snakes are valued at US$6 708 each, police said.Police were investigating the alleged theft, but no suspect had been arrested by Thursday.Nampa-AP

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