Spur the Tortoise stolen from pet shop

July 2, 2011 (LINCOLNWOOD, Ill.)

She's lived at The Animal Store in Lincolnwood for the past 20 years.Spur is well known in the community, often visiting schools and senior centers.

Store owner Kenn Bearman says about 3:30 a.m., someone broke the glass on the front door, reached into the tortoise's pen and took her.

Bearman says Spur needs a special diet and living conditions or she could become sick, and he warns she can be quite messy.

He's asking anyone with information to call police.

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