2 charged with theft of tortoise from museum

2 charged with theft of tortoise from museum

The two men who stole an Indian star tortoise from the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum were charged on Thursday.

Ang Rui Long, 25, and Ng Pang Heng, 42, are out on police bail and will return to court on Nov 7.

They are believed to have stolen the endangered reptile, said to be worth $2,000, from the museum inside the Chinese Garden on Oct 12.

The actions of the two men were caught on the museum's closed-circuit television.

Museum owner Connie Tan, 43, told The New Paper on Thursday that the tortoise is no longer with them.

She said: "All I hope is for the tortoise to be alright, whoever's hands it may be in."

The duo face a jail term of up to three years each and/or a fine if found guilty.

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