Ballcap found during zoo break-in investigation, police looking for public's help
Zoo Boise re-opened Saturday after Boise Police detectives completed their crime scene investigation following a break-in and the death of a Patas monkey at the zoo. Detectives were able to collect blood evidence that's being tested to determine if it's blood from the monkey or a human suspect.
Saturday morning, a security guard spotted two men in the zoo around 4:30 a.m., near the primate exhibit. Shortly after the suspects were spotted by security and ran off, a severely injured monkey was found. The animal has since died of it's injuries.
"It's very disturbing that someone would intentionally break into the zoo and harm an animal. We're doing all we can to find who did this." said Sgt. Ted Snyder of the Boise Police Department.
Police found blood on scene and are working to determine if it belongs to the monkey or one of the suspects. They also found a gray ballcap, and are asking for the public's help to identify it.
Crime Stoppers: Anyone with any information on this case is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.