Man caught on camera stealing bird from Pet Supermarket in Key West

Police try to ID thief who took off with sun parakeet

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor

KEY WEST, Fla. - Police are trying to identify a man who was caught on surveillance video stealing a bird from a Key West pet store.

The theft occurred Sept. 5 at the Pet Supermarket on Roosevelt Boulevard.

Key West police released the surveillance video Wednesday. It shows a man taking the sun parakeet, also known as a sun conure, from a cage. He is seen scooping up the bird and holding the parakeet close to his chest as he walks out of the camera's view.

Police said he arrived in a white car.

Anyone who recognizes the avian thief is asked to call police at 305-809-1000 or Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys at 866-471-TIPS.

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