Thieves Snatch Lobsters From LA Aquarium
Crooks target educational facility's outdoor tanks
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2009 3:25 AM CST
The thieves targeted the largest lobsters, aquarium officials say.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – Two 30-pound halibut and 20 lobsters from an educational aquarium in Los Angeles are missing and presumed lunch. Officials at SEA Lab, which is visited by 20,000 schoolchildren a year, say thieves broke in and raided the tanks over the weekend, the Los Angeles Times reports. They suspect the crooks sold their haul at markets, where the halibut could fetch up to $1,000. The aquarium has now installed surveillance video cameras.