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$15K Worth of Exotic Birds Stolen from Pet Shop

A scarlet macaw worth $2,800 was among the birds stolen.

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Exotic birds worth a total of $15,000 were stolen from Worldwide Fish & Pet Store in New Haven, CT, the Stamford Daily Voice reports.

A newspaper delivery person noticed a door pried open at the business early Tuesday and notified police.

As it turned out, a variety of birds had been taken, including cockatoos, conures and parrots such as macaws and an African grey.

A scarlet macaw worth about $2,800 was the most valuable pet stolen, the Associated Press reports. Cages were also stolen.

Forensic detectives investigated the scene. Authorities say a U-Haul truck may have been used to transport the birds.

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the thieves.

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“The illegal trade of stolen exotic pets are rare investigations for any local law enforcement agency,” said Officer David Hartman, New Haven Police Department spokesman.

Read more at Stamford Daily Voice

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