Thieves Caught On TV As They Try To Steal Aquarium

by | Oct 13, 2015 | Equipment, Fish, Science, Tanks | 1 comment

These may be some of the dumbest criminals ever. These twenty-somethings in Britain were caught on camera trying to steal an aquarium in Britain from Contact Pets aquarium store in Wales. The three bandits are decked out in hoodies, and can be seen smashing into the store and attempting to leave with an aquarium. After giving up on trying to figure out how to get the aquarium out of the store once the handle broke, the three quickly gave up on that prospect and instead went for the register, where they made out with $150.00 pounds and a broken laptop computer. Luckily, it doesn’t appear any fish or wildlife was harmed by the break in and the robbers did not get off with much. “The only product they tried to take was an aquarium but the handle on the box broke so they just left it behind,” said Dave Clark, who runs the store with partner Sarah.“They didn’t touch anything else.” The owners have another store, a fishing store, which was targeted by thieves earlier this year, and in that incident, the thieves made out with $23,000.00 pounds of fishing equipment. It has not been established whether the robberies are linked in anyway. MORE

  • Francis Yupangco

    Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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