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HELENA - Police in Helena say they are investigating after the owner of a pet fish store reported someone pretending to be a customer killed 70 rare fish valued at $8,000.

Bob Kavajecz of Underwater World said that surveillance video shows a white male wearing a black beanie and faded red hooded sweat shirt throwing powder into several salt-water fish tanks at about 1 p.m. on Thursday.

Kavajecz called police about two hours later after fish started dying and he reviewed the video.

He says fish and sea horses died from the powder that was likely chlorine bleach. He says his prized nautilus will likely also die.

He says the loss will probably put him out of business.

 

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