Third Symbio monkey found

THE third monkey that was allegedly stolen from a wildlife park in Helensburgh at the weekend has been located safe and well in Tahmoor last night.

About 8.30pm on Monday, police were called to a vet on York Street following reports that a monkey had been left in a box on the front doorstep.

On arrival officers found the Pygmy Marmoset monkey alive and well.

Arrangements have been made to return the monkey to the wildlife park tonight.

Wollongong detectives will continue with their investigations into the theft of the monkeys.

Two men, aged 23 and 26, appeared in Campbelltown Local Court today on charges relating to the theft of three monkeys from the wildlife park on Saturday November 26.

One of the monkeys was found about 3pm on Sunday in a vehicle on Appin Road while the second monkey was discovered in the Campbelltown area.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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