South Australian police are investigating a bizarre armed robbery from a house in north Adelaide, in
which 12 valuable, one-year-old snakes were stolen at gunpoint.
Police say a woman answered her front door to be confronted by a man holding a black pistol in the outer
northern suburb of Hewitt about 2:30pm ACST.
He demanded 12 non-poisonous green-tree snakes, worth $9,000 dollars each, that were being kept in the
After placing the snakes in a duffel bag, the man tied the woman and her two children up before leaving.
Police are looking for the man, aged in his 30s, with a solid build and a deep voice.
He had a dark coloured goatee beard and wore dark blue trousers and a shirt.
He was also wearing a brown broad-brimmed hat and sunglasses.