The video below shows a man stealing two Koi from a store in Wales, by grabbing the fish from the tank and putting them inside his pocket.
The theft happened at Aquatic Supplies Wales in Swansea, West Glamorgan at around midday on Friday, February 27.
In the CCTV footage the man can be seen rolling up his sleeve before plunging his hand into the water to remove the fish.
Store director Thomas Dodd told Wales Online: "We noticed one of the tanks was messed up and when we reviewed the CCTV footage we saw the man stealing the fish," Dodd said.
"You can see him over five minutes trying to catch the fish with his hand, he then catches one and drops it on the floor before picking it up and putting it in his pocket.
"Then he just casually walks out the store, stopping to chat to someone on the way. It was horrifying to see someone treat a living animal this way.
"There’s no way those fish were going to survive in a pocket like that. They can’t be out of water for more than a couple of minutes," he says.
"We’ve had thefts before but nothing like this. It was unbelievable."
Mr Dodd posted the footage below onto the store's Facebook page.
South Wales Police are investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number 1500076456.
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