Shark sus­pect is linked to store theft

San Antonio Express-News (Sunday) - - Page 2 - By Ja­cob Bel­tran STAFF WRITER

The man who made na­tional head­lines when he was ac­cused of steal­ing a shark last month in Leon Val­ley has been iden­ti­fied by po­lice as the sus­pect in an­other theft.

Anthony Sin­clair Shan­non, 38, is charged with theft less than $2,500 en­hanced, mak­ing it a state jail felony, be­cause he has two prior con­vic­tions for theft, au­thor­i­ties said.

On July 25, an H-E-B em­ployee found a se­cu­rity de­vice had been dis­carded in a store and took it to a loss pre­ven­tion as­so­ciate, ac­cord­ing to Shan­non’s ar­rest war­rant af­fi­davit. On the store’s se­cu­rity cam­eras, Shan­non could be seen tak­ing a box of pots and pans val­ued at $250, in­ves­tiga- tors said.

He re­moved the se­cu­rity de­vice and took the box to cus­tomer ser­vice, the af­fi­davit states, and at­tempted to do a “no re­ceipt re­turn.” Af­ter the clerk re­jected the re­turn, he is seen walk­ing out with the box, the af­fi­davit states.

Five days later, a gray horn shark named Miss He­len was re­ported stolen from the San An­to­nio Aquar­ium, 6320 Ban­dera Road, on July 28, ac­cord­ing to Leon Val­ley po­lice. Shan­non and two oth­ers were ac­cused, and the H-E-B as­so­ciate rec­og­nized Shan­non from news cov­er­age.

County records show that Shan­non was con­victed twice in sep­a­rate cases of ve­hi­cle theft be­tween $1,500 and $20,000. Those oc­curred in June 1998 and April 2000.

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