Alligator among reptiles stolen in Oz

Some of the stolen reptiles are sensitive and require high maintenance, say Australian police. Photo / Thinkstock
Some of the stolen reptiles are sensitive and require high maintenance, say Australian police. Photo / Thinkstock

An alligator has been stolen from a NSW reptile centre during a late night robbery.

The alligator is among 23 reptiles - including lizards and dragons - taken from the Australian Reptile Park on the Central Coast on Sunday night.

Police were called to the park in Somersby at about 11pm (AEST) following reports of a break and enter.

There are concerns for the reptiles as some are sensitive and require high maintenance.

Police say without proper care there is a significant risk that the creatures won't survive.

- AAP

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