Sydney Bloke Charged Over Rare Monkey Heist

He shouldn't have monkeyed around

Sydney Bloke Charged Over Rare Monkey Heist

A man accused of planning to sell one of three rare miniature monkeys stolen from a NSW wildlife park has been fined $2500.

Jackson George, 23, and his brother Jessie George, 26, both pleaded guilty to being in possession of property of crime after a four-week-old pygmy marmoset was found in a car they were travelling in last November.

Jackson, who had been accused of obtaining the monkey from whoever stole it, was given a a two-year-good behaviour bond in addition to his fine on Tuesday in Campbelltown Court.

His brother was given the same bond and fined $1500 last year.

Documents previously tendered to the court show Jackson sent texts to a third man about the monkey, who told him he'd "paid nothing" for the animal and "got it from the zoo last night."

"Ay, check out my monkey," the third man said in a text message with a picture of the animal.

"That's mad bro. Wanna sell it bruh?" Jackson responded.

Later on in the conversation, when Ryan Trevascus asked how much they could sell the pygmy marmoset for, Jackson suggested "500" (presumably $500). "But haven't been offered any in ages bro," he texted.

All three monkeys, which were taken from the Symbio Wildlife Park at Helensburgh, were found alive.

Credit: AAP

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