Par­rots stolen from pet shop

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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