By Jeff Todd

GLENDALE, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Glendale are looking for the man who could be responsible for a series of unusual thefts– stealing pythons.

Employees at the PetSmart store near Alameda and Leetsdale told CBS4’s Jeff Todd they’ve heard of at least four other thefts around Colorado like the one that happened at their store on Jan. 31.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

According to Glendale police the man walked into the store last month and asked to see a piebald python. The man asked for the snake in a box and simply walked out of the store.

The snakes are unique, with white scales and brown and yellow patches or saddles. They retail for around $500.

The suspect has a similarly unique appearance.

Police in Glendale search for a man suspected of stealing a python (credit: Glendale Police)

Police in Glendale search for a man suspected of stealing a python (credit: Glendale Police)

According to Glendale police, the suspect is believed to be either Caucasian or a light-skimmed Hispanic male, approximately 25-40 years old, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 with a medium build and dark hair. He also has a tear drop tattoo under one eye and a symbol or snake tattoo under the other eye.

Glendale Police Department (credit: CBS)

Glendale Police Department (credit: CBS)

Anyone with information is urged to call the Glendale Police Department at 303.759.1511 or the crime tip hotline at 303.639.4328.

Jeff Todd joined the CBS4 team in 2011 covering the Western Slope in the Mountain Newsroom. Since 2015 he’s been working across the Front Range in the Denver Headquarters. Follow him on Twitter @CBS4Jeff.

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