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A crime of passion?

By Leonard Ho - Posted Dec 21, 2011 01:40 PM
A local fish store in Lincoln, Nebraska was burglarized this past weekend. We've reported on several crimes perpetrated on LFS this year, all of which were deplorable acts without any redeeming value. However, this bizarre burglary got a chuckle out of us. Read on to find out why.
A crime of passion?

The Roseline Shark: One of a few affordable fish stolen. Photo by Michał Zalewski

KETV Channel 7 reports that Tropical Warehouse in Lincoln Nebraska was burglarized over the weekend.  Someone smashed in a window to gain entry into the LFS.

So what was taken?

A single aquarium of unspecified size, one filter, 10 lbs of decorative rocks, sand, and some fish food, along with 56 marine and freshwater fish.  Pricier equipment (easily sold on the black market) was ignored.  It seems the burglar is an overzealous newbie wanting to set up a tank for the holidays.

Be on the lookout for any forum threads with a poster asking why roseline sharks (freshwater) and clownfish (saltwater) are dying in his new tank.  Anyone with information on this crime should call Lincoln-Lancaster County Crimestoppers at 402-475-3600.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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