Surrey

Pet reptiles stolen in 'unusual' Sunbury-on-Thames burglary

Stolen gecko and king snake
Image caption One gecko and a king snake were taken during the burglary

The owners of two pet reptiles taken during a burglary at their home are "very concerned for their welfare".

A 14-year-old female gecko and a two-year-old female king snake were taken from a property in Stratton Road in Sunbury-on-Thames.

The family pets were taken from their glass reptile tanks together with some cash. A second gecko was left behind, Surrey Police said.

Det Con Kieran Gamble said they were unusual animals to steal.

He said the stolen pets were not valuable and had been in the family for many years.

The break-in took place on 9 March and police are asking anyone who has purchased the reptiles to contact them.

Mr Gamble said: "They are not worth a huge amount of money but as pets which have been in the family for many years the owners are very concerned for their welfare.

"They are extremely upset about the loss of their pets."

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