Parrots stolen from pet shop
TWO PARROTS were taken from a pet shop in Kilmacanogue last Saturday afternoon.
‘We were outside doing some work in the good weather,’ said Eddie Drew ( pictured) of Copeswood Aviaries.
A customer came and tipped him off, saying that someone was inside opening cages.
He had eight of these types of parrot and realised after checking the shop that only six remained.
‘We have it on CCTV,’ said Eddie, adding that the perpetrators made their escape in an ‘03 Meath reg car.
‘ There were two young children keeping lookout for the man,’ said Eddie. He added that the birds were in his pockets and his friend got the car keys out of his pocket for him. Animal expert Eddie said that the birds are sun canares ‘ the most noisy and aggressive type of parrot.’ Mr. Drew handles many different types of animal including monkeys, ducks and goats.
He was most recently in the public eye as the handler of a cat which made a controversial appearance in Love/Hate. Superintendent Pat Ward asked the public to be vigilant and get in touch if anyone is offered the birds for sale. They are worth around €700 for the pair. Bray Garda Station can be contacted on (01) 6665300.