Tayside and Central Scotland

Perth pet shop owners reunited with animals stolen in raid

A bearded dragon, three copper snakes and a spider stolen in a raid on a Perth pet shop have been recovered by police.

The animals were taken, along with heat lamps and money, from Perth Pet Centre in St Catherine's Retail Park on 18 February.

The reptiles and tarantula are understood to have been recovered from an address in Perth.

The shop's owners had offered a reward for their safe return.

'Good condition'

A post on the shop's Facebook page said: "The snakes and spider are all in good condition but Edgar the beardie was very cold and doesn't appear to have been looked after properly.

"However the main thing is they are alive and back where they can be looked after.

"Unfortunately our money wasn't recovered and only some of our other stolen property was found by the police, but the main thing is the safety of the animals and they are safe."

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said a 20-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident.

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