A sticky-fingered pet shop manager who has been arrested for stealing a Humboldt Penguin from Nagasaki Bio Park was slapped with additional charges from police on Monday after it was discovered that he also stole a squirrel monkey and a capybara.
Police say that Akira Honda, manager of a pet shop in Fukuoka City, told them he was in debt and that he had planned to sell the animals.
Honda is suspected of stealing a capybara (worth 150,000 yen) from Fukuoka's Uninonakamichi Seaside Park on Nov 1 last year and a squirrel monkey (also worth 150,000 yen) from Nagasaki Bio Park on Jan 18.
According to police, after stealing the capybara, he kept it until December, when it died. The squirrel monkey was sold to someone in Yokohama.© News reports