Davion Irvin, a 24-year-old man, has been arrested in the Dallas Zoo emperor tamarin monkeys theft case. He was booked into the Dallas Jail on Thursday night.

Police said that they got a tip that he was at the Dallas World Aquarium on Thursday near animal exhibits. Authorities “believe that he was looking to commit another crime,” Dallas Police spokesperson Kristin Lowman said at a news conference Friday.

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“[He] certainly met the description. Looked almost exactly like the person that I’ve seen posted online,” said Dallas World Aquarium employee Paula Carlson.

“He was asking me questions about the animals, and I was answering them, you know, showing him the animals, the shark, the octopus. Just trying to maintain a conversation while I was maintaining a text message with our security people here,” she said.

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Irvin faces six charges of animal cruelty in connection with two emperor tamarin monkeys that were stolen from the zoo earlier this week. He was also facing burglary charges in connection with the tamarin monkey case and the disappearance of Nova, a 4-year-old clouded leopard.

According to jail records, Irvin’s bail was set at $25,000 on Friday. It is unknown if Irvin has an attorney.

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Police said the preliminary investigation and help from the public identified Irvin as the man they were looking to speak with in the missing monkey case.

Earlier this week, authorities released a photo of a man with whom officers wanted to speak and had asked the public to help identify them.

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Police declined to reveal the specifics of the investigation, including a possible motive, but say they do believe they know what happened to the tamarins. “We are aware of how he got the monkeys out,” Lowman said.

Zoo officials said Irvin had no known connection to the zoo, and they are continuing to increase security around the premises in response.

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The emperor tamarin species were found alive inside an abandoned home Tuesday in Lancaster, just outside the city, a day after the theft, the zoo announced.