Chameleon Stolen From Shop in Alberton

Here is the place to discuss anything not related to reptiles and does not fall into any other catagories.

Chameleon Stolen From Shop in Alberton

Postby Jantus » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:50 pm

Hi everyone. A chameleon was stolen from my shop in Alberton (Epic Pets) today. Below are some pics of the thief, don't think he realised big brother was watching him. What is really messed up is that he had a young child with him although the child left the shop just before he snatched the chameleon. The colour in the pics is a bit off, he wasn't wearing pink, was black or navy blue clothes, the cameras make everything appear much lighter. Suspect is an Indian male, he was wearing black framed glasses. When he came into the store he mentioned that he keeps and breeds various birds like finches, doves, lovebirds etc. and also veiled chameleons. In the cctv footage he can be seen opening the flexarium, reaching in, taking the chameleon and putting it in his left pants pocket and then walking to the counter to pay for his 4 tubs of small crickets which is apparently for his bearded dragons. The pictures are a bit fuzzy but I'll play around with the footage and see if I can get any better pics of his face. If anyone has any info that can lead to the return of the chameleon and/or identification of the person in the pictures please let me know. Getting sick of shoplifters. Have opened a case at the Alberton police station. Please note the objects and people in the cctv footage appear a lot lighter than what they actually are.
20130630_155622 (640x480).jpg

20130630_154903 (640x480).jpg

20130630_154410 (640x480).jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Bravery is not the absence of fear. It is the ability to operate effectively while scared sh*tless
User avatar
Jantus
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 206
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:38 pm
Location: Gauteng

Re: Chameleon Stolen From Shop in Alberton

Postby AneryCobra » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:08 am

Aaah It's such a pity that we must have people like that in our hobby... I hope he ends up being caught!
1.2.0 Ball Python
1.1.0 Corn Snake
1.0.0 Honduran Milk Snake
0.0.1 Mexican King Snake

"I'm not about to go out and buy a snake for a pet. I mean, I may have faced a few fears but I'm not insane."
-Kristin Davis
User avatar
AneryCobra
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 79
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:57 pm
Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Re: Chameleon Stolen From Shop in Alberton

Postby Lillypod » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:24 am

This is disgusting! I really dislike people who steal, especially those who steal other living organisms! I hope you catch this idiot and you get your chameleon back.
3-1-4 Leopard Gecko
1-1-2 Bearded Dragon
0-1 Brown House Snake
2-3 Ball Python
1-1 Western Hognose
1-1 Kenyan Sand Boa
3-2 Corn Snake
0-0-1 Bosc Monitor
0-1 Taiwanese rat snake
User avatar
Lillypod
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 685
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:28 am
Location: Richards Bay

Re: Chameleon Stolen From Shop in Alberton

Postby Blake » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:36 am

I share the same sentiments as lillypod on that one.
User avatar
Blake
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 225
Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:25 pm
Location: Benoni

Re: Chameleon Stolen From Shop in Alberton

Postby froot » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:42 am

What goes on the internet stays on the internet, ha ha ha, this fool just got that box ticked.
We salute the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who remove themselves from it.
Of necessity, this honor is generally bestowed posthumously. - www.darwinawards.com
User avatar
froot
Founder Member
 
Posts: 6901
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:19 am
Location: Joburg, South Africa

Re: Chameleon Stolen From Shop in Alberton

Postby it_bit_me » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:51 am

Yesterday they dress pretty for the job :)
If I'm gonna be an old, lonely man, I'm gonna need a thing, you know, a hook, like that guy on the subway who eats his own face. So I figure I'll be Crazy Man with a Snake, y'know. Crazy Snake Man. And I'll get more snakes, call them my babies, kids won't walk past my place, they will run. "Run away from Crazy Snake Man, " they'll shout!”
User avatar
it_bit_me
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 1136
Joined: Sun May 04, 2008 7:16 pm
Location: Western-Cape Oudtshoorn

Re: Chameleon Stolen From Shop in Alberton

Postby Bushviper » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:45 am

Busted.
It is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

Those who are afraid to ask are ashamed of learning.
User avatar
Bushviper
Founder Member
 
Posts: 17358
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:02 am
Location: Pretoria

Re: Chameleon Stolen From Shop in Alberton

Postby Chameleon Company » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:55 am

He does not look familiar and I have had tons of clients when I use to breed chameleons (since he claims he breeds them).

Its only a matter of time until he is spotted at a reptile expo, association, pet store, etc....

I hope he feels the full weight of the law, what comes around goes around.
2:2 Pseudaspis cana
1:2 Dasypeltis scabra

And yes they are all on permit.
Chameleon Company
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 240
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:28 am
Location: West Rand

Re: Chameleon Stolen From Shop in Alberton

Postby Naneek » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:19 pm

Disgusting! Hope they catch him
Naneek
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 45
Joined: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:35 pm
Location: Cape Town

Re: Chameleon Stolen From Shop in Alberton

Postby Mr Venom » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:21 am

I agree with Chameleon Company, he is going to be at a pet shop again for food for all of his animals, hope he enjoys court.
1.1.0 B.C. Imperator
User avatar
Mr Venom
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 634
Joined: Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:34 pm
Location: Roodepoort

Re: Chameleon Stolen From Shop in Alberton

Postby Whitelipp » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:53 pm

He will come around again...
Dont bite, strike!!!!

Dont keep it real, keep it EXOTIC!!!
User avatar
Whitelipp
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 762
Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 4:37 pm
Location: Alberton

Re: Chameleon Stolen From Shop in Alberton

Postby Bushbaby » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:51 am

Jantus, Can you please see if you can get a few prints for me to put up at the expo as I would prefer him to be allowed in the door. It helps having a member from the SAPS there :D
http://www.snakebiteassist.co.za
http://www.reptileexpo.co.za
http://www.boaconstrictors.co.za
User avatar
Bushbaby
SA Reptiles Admin
 
Posts: 10591
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:04 am
Location: Pretoria

Re: Chameleon Stolen From Shop in Alberton

Postby Juan27 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:46 am

It's sad that this had to happen.
I hope he tries to sell the cham on "junkmail", "gumtree" etc. That way it will be easy to catch this thief.
www.consoleracing.co.za
User avatar
Juan27
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:58 pm
Location: Westrand


Return to General Discussions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron