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20 tortoises stolen from Stockton business, police release surveillance photos

Stockton police say the thief put the animals in his pockets.
Credit: Stockton Police Department

STOCKTON, Calif. — The Stockton Police Department is searching for a man accused of literally pocketing 20 live baby tortoises from a business in January.

At 3:30 a.m. on January 21, someone burglarized a business in the 1300 block of Miner Avenue in Stockton. Stockton police say the thief broke open a display and put baby tortoises in his pocket.

Stockton police say there was about $2,000 in damage to the store.  Police released surveillance camera photos Tuesday, showing the man inside of the business: 

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Posted by Stockton Police Department on Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Police are asking those with information or who may recognize the suspect to call Detective Amanda Henderson at (209) 937-8597. Tips can also be submitted to police on their website

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