Cops go­ing ape in hunt for 2 stolen mar­mosets

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

TWO mon­keys stolen from their owner’s gar­den are be­ing hunted by po­lice.

The com­mon mar­mosets were nicked from their en­clo­sure be­tween 4.30pm and 10.50pm on Satur­day.

They were stolen shortly af­ter a man went to the house of­fer­ing to clean the gut­ters and ex­pressed an in­ter­est in buy­ing the an­i­mals.

He is de­scribed as white, in his late 20s, short, of medium build and with a round face.

One of the mon­keys is just 11 weeks old while the other is 12 months old.

The older one is around eight inches tall with dis­tinc­tive white fur mark­ings on the tips of the ears, while the younger one is just three inches, darker in colour with no white mark­ings.

They were taken from a home in Nairn in the High­lands

Peo­ple have been warned not to han­dle the mon­keys as the older one may bite.

Ap­peal­ing for info, a po­lice spokesman said: “The mon­keys should be con­sid­ered as wild an­i­mals. The older mon­key can and will be ag­gres­sive if han­dled.”

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