Police tracked the lizards to a Panorama City house Sept. 23. Jose Luis Macias Jr., 30, and Kassandra Marie Duenas, 27, who were in the house at the time, were arrested and charged with second-degree robbery.
Both men were released on $50,000 bail, police said.
Animal control handlers were called to recover the lizards before being returned to their owner, Long Beach Police Department spokesman Brandon Fahey said.
The suspects “seem to be knowledgeable about lizards and lizard value and lizard selling,” Fahey said.
Fahey declined to say how detectives found the animals.
“As far as I know, the lizards were A-OK,” Fahey said. “We lucked out there.”