Monday, February 07, 2005

Missing Monkey Found

Janey, a white-throated capuchin monkey who was stolen from her cage, was reunited with her adoring owners in Glen Burnie today.

Anne Arundel County police say the eight-month-old monkey was taken from Michelle Howard on Wednesday morning, when someone entered her home and took Janey from her cage.

Two days later, Janey was safe at home, perched on her owner's shoulder and eyeing a camera from WJZ that captured the moment.

Police believe a couple who bought a bird from the Howard family about a month ago are responsible for the theft.

The break in the case came when police got a tip from someone in Baltimore about a monkey. They executed a search warrant and recovered Janey. Charges are pending against the couple who allegedly took her.

Howard received the three-pound capuchin in December as a Christmas gift from her husband, who paid seven-thousand dollars for Janey.

Story here.

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