Who, age What Where When Last Known Address
Unknown (1) 5 squirrel monkeys stolen

Shaldon, Devon, England

August 1, 2004  
Unknown (2) 11 rare monkeys stolen

Shaldon, Devon, England

September 11, 2004  
Type of Crime Other Crimes #/Type of animal(s) involved Case Status Next Court Date /Courthouse


(1) 5 squirrel monkey

(2) 11 rare monkeys including 1 marmoset, 1 4-week-old goeldis, 1 squirrel monkey & 3 tamarins



5 squirrel monkeys were taken on August 1st, 2004 in a string of thefts involving small primates across England.

Update 10/19/04:
Interpol has joined with wildlife agencies in the hunt for the now 11 monkeys taken.

Case #2     9/11/04:
  Photo courtesy of BBC News  Thieves stole 11 rare monkeys from the Shaldon Wildlife Trust.† Among those taken was a 4-week-old goeldis monkey which was clinging to its motherís back.† Others taken were 1 silvery marmoset, a squirrel monkey and 3 cotton-top tamarins.

Photo courtesy of BBC News

Reference:  BBC News