THERE are fears for an echidna, stolen under the cover of darkness from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Two men broke into the facility on Tomewin Street around 10pm on Saturday and removed Piggie, a female echidna, from her enclosure.
The men, pictured, cut away netting to gain access to an enclosure containing a number of echidnas.
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The first man attempted to remove three different echidnas from nesting boxes without success.
The second man has entered the enclosure and has been able to remove Piggie from her nesting box.
The two men have then left, taking Piggie with them. Concerns are held for Piggie’s welfare as echidnas require very specialised care and feeding.
One man is wearing a mask but has a distinctive diamond shaped tattoo on his inner left arm.
The second man is wearing a hooded jumper with the hood pulled tight around his head.
Anyone who saw a vehicle parked near the sanctuary boundary on Millers Street on Saturday night from around 9.30pm, or who may have any information about the theft, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.