A man has been arrested in China's northeast Heilongjiang province for allegedly stealing 80 fossilised dinosaur eggs, state media reported today.
The man, surnamed Wang, visited a dinosaur egg collector in Zhejiang province twice on the pretext of purchasing eggs.
With the help of three accomplices, he stole 80 eggs on January 9 before fleeing to Shanghai.
The group divided the eggs and Wang took 27 of them, Xinhua news agency reported.
Wang surrendered before the police which later caught the other three suspects, the report added.