Two pythons missing after snake heist 0
A carpet python. (AFP Photo)
Cops have recovered three of five pythons stolen from an Orillia, Ont., home earlier this week.
Someone broke into the home on Wednesday or Thursday night, but the perpetrators weren't after electronics, cellphones or cash. They left with five non-venomous python snakes, along with large tanks and an enclosure.
The three snakes recovered on Wednesday are ball pythons — about two feet long — and the other two are carpet pythons, which are about six feet long.
Officers executed a search warrant on a residence in Alliston, Ont., on Wednesday, they found the three ball pythons, along with 16 marijuana plants.
A 33-year-old New Tecumseth man was arrested and charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 as well as marijuana production and possession charges.
Another 33-year-old man of no fixed address was charged with theft under $5,000, public mischief and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.
Both will appear in a court on June 21.