Santa Ana, CA (KCAL/KCBS) — Police say the burglar who ran off with an aged lemur from the Santa Ana Zoo final summer time has been recognized.
Quinn Kasbar, 19, allegedly stole Isaac, who at 32 is the oldest lemur in North America.
Kasbar is identical man charged in dozens of burglaries in his hometown, Newport Seashore.
Till not too long ago, a video from a Newport Seashore resort was the one stable clue detectives had. The video reveals a person in a hooded sweatshirt leaving a field outdoors the foyer of the Marriott Bayview on July 31. Inside was Isaac and a observe saying, “This belongs to the Santa Ana Zoo. It was taken final evening. Please convey it to police.”
However not too long ago, investigators “received data that he was bragging to a person that he had dedicated that housebreaking and brought a lemur,” mentioned Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.
As a result of Isaac is of an endangered species, his abduction could be a federal crime, and police investigators are sharing the knowledge with federal officers.
“Sadly for him he took an endangered animal and now he’s going to need to pay the worth,” mentioned Bertagna.
Kasbar will seem subsequent month in state courtroom in Newport Seashore on a string of housebreaking expenses not involving the lemur.
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