Three suspects reportedly stole three Ball Pythons from Carter's Pet Mart in Stockton Friday evening. According to Ryan Carter, the store's owner, the pythons are valued between $1,400-$2,000.
On Facebook the pet store posted photos of the culprits, along with the following caption:
BE ON THE LOOKOUT!
Our Stockton store had several plastic cages with expensive ball pythons (valued at over $1400) stolen by three young Hispanic males. They entered the store around 6:42 Sunday evening, grabbed the snakes, and got into a newer model 4 door Ford truck.
Please send any information to firstname.lastname@example.org or share below! All information is deeply appreciated and we are offering a $500 reward for information that leads to these thieves and the return of our snakes.
And this isn't the first time Carter's Pet Mart has had exotic pets stolen. Carter states in an interview with ABC10:
“As of lately we’ve just had quite a bit of theft. We had an exotic bird that got stolen not too long ago that was worth over $6,000, that luckily we were able to get back.”
The left of the three snakes on Friday marks the sixth theft from the store this year.
Stockton Police Department is looking for any information known about the incident or the suspects and asks that it be reported.