Highly Venomous Spider Missing Following Philadelphia Insect Museum Heist

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A highly venomous spider is one of 7,000 living insects and arachnids stolen from the Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion on Aug. 22.

Surveillance video captured the brazen heist, showing the suspects loading plastic containers into a car in broad daylight. 

A few minutes later, video showed them driving away, taking more than $40,000 worth of creatures, including the deadly six-eyed sand spider. 

One strange clue left behind? Blue staff uniforms were impaled to the wall with steak knives, leading police to suspect it was an inside job. 

Now, the hunt is on for the suspects. 


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