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Parakeet stolen from Richmond pet store

Police are looking for a man who walked into Ackroyd Pets and Aquariums and grabbed a male parakeet named Sky. -
Police are looking for a man who walked into Ackroyd Pets and Aquariums and grabbed a male parakeet named Sky.
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Police are looking for a man who stole a parakeet from a Richmond pet store.

On Sunday, Aug. 10 a man walked into Ackroyd Pets and Aquariums and took a male Parakeet named Sky, stuffed the bird into a black shopping bag and ran out of the store.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 35-40 years old, approximately five foot 10, heavy build with dark hair and glasses. He was wearing a blue and white striped dress shirt, jean shorts and black sandals.

Sky is a one-year-old male Indian Ringneck Parakeet valued at $700. According to Richmond RCMP, the bird is approximately 18-20" long including a lengthy tail, and powder blue in color with a red beak. Sky has certification papers and a metal ringband on one of his legs.

Sky is an exotic bird described as sweet and friendly by the pet store staff, he won’t survive if released or if he escape, Richmond RCMP Corp. Stephanie Ashton said

Anyone with information on Sky’s whereabouts may email Richmond_tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

 

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