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Nogales Police seeks fugitive monkey named Benji

Posted at 8:05 PM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-29 01:23:40-04

The Nogales Police Department is looking for a Capuchin monkey that ran away from her home. 

Sgt. Robert Fierros with Nogales PD said the 49-year-old monkey ran away yesterday morning from her home in the Iron Gates area of Nogales. 

Her name is Benji, she is hard of hearing and has cataracts. 



The owner says if you find the monkey do not approach her or try to grab her because she will bite. 

The owner, Juby Bell, has owned Benji for over 20 years. Benji ran off about 20 years ago once and was found a few miles away at a neighbor's home. 

Capuchin monkeys grow to be about one and a half feet tall. 

If you see the monkey please call Nogales Police at 520-287-9111.