Man Accused of Stealing a Lemur from SF Zoo, Shoplifting and Vehicle Theft
SAN RAFAEL — A man arrested for shoplifting and vehicle theft has additional charges pending for stealing a lemur from the San Francisco Zoo. The suspect remains in custody in Marin County Jail, pending his transfer to San Francisco authorities.
Cory J. McGilloway, 31 of Los Angeles, was arrested by San Rafael police on October 15. He was taken into custody at a garbage and recycling facility, located at 1050 Andersen Drive.
McGilloway was allegedly caught stealing a truck belonging to Marin Sanitary Service, after doing some shoplifting. He is accused of stealing about $500 worth of merchandise from Smart & Final, a supermarket located at 935 Andersen Drive.
While investigating these thefts in San Rafael, officers searched McGilloway’s phone and found a photo of a lemur. It raised suspicions because of the recent widely publicized theft of a lemur from San Francisco Zoo.
The missing lemur was found on October 15 in Daly City. It was safely returned to the zoo, while San Francisco police continued their investigation. Meanwhile, San Rafael PD notified San Francisco detectives who questioned McGilloway.
His charges in Marin County are vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, receiving stolen property, and shoplifting. Following a plea hearing on October 22, San Francisco authorities are expected to take custody of McGilloway.
His pending charges in San Francisco are burglary, grand theft of an animal, looting, and vandalism.
Last month, McGilloway was arrested in Los Angeles for battery on a person. After he was released from custody in L.A., he traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area.