100-year-old tortoise stolen from NYC animal shelter

lonesome-george-tortoise-012892 (647 x 430)New York, Jul 18 – New York City police are searching for the person who stole a 100-year-old tortoise from an animal shelter, reports AP/UNB.

The Daily News reports (http://nydn.us/2tAHfWH ) police were called to the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Queens on Monday after staffers discovered the reptile was gone and its enclosure had been broken.

Police confirmed there was a forced entry. Investigators are searching for surveillance video footage.

Alley Pond is a nonprofit educational organization that advocates for sustainable environmental policies and practices.