Two monitor lizards are back home with their owner nearly a year after they were stolen from a reptile store in Central Long Beach, police announced Friday.
The lizards, which are Australian Lace Monitors worth over $75,000, were stolen from JTK Reptiles on the afternoon of Nov. 29 last year. Three people walked in and broke into the cages of the two monitors and fled in a vehicle, the owner said at the time.
Few details were immediately available on how they found the suspects, but a police spokesman said detectives arrested two people on Sept. 23 and found the lizards with them in Panorama City.
Police arrested 30-year-old Jose Macias Jr. and 27-year-old Kassandra Duenas, both from Panorama City, on suspicion of second degree robbery. They have since been released after posting bond on $50,000 bail.
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