A blue front Amazon, like the one stolen. (Wwarby)
Police are on the lookout for two bold robbers after an expensive parrot was stolen from a Bedford pet store.
Yesterday, Sept. 16, two men entered the Pets Unlimited on Damascus Road at about 6:50 p.m. While one man distracted staff, the other entered the parrot enclosure, took a bird and left. A staff member attempting to follow the fleeing burglar was blocked by the second man.
The first suspect is described as a white male, 40- to 45-year-old, 200 lbs., with short grey hair and wearing a light blue T-shirt and black vest. According to police, “he spoke English, but spoke slow.”
The second suspect is also a white male, aged 30 to 35, 200 lbs., with short brown hair and a full dark beard. He was wearing a black hooded sweat shirt with “JUGGALO written on the front in red.
Juggalos are the self-appointed name for fans of musicians the Insane Clown Posse. Common characteristics of the group include listening to horror-themed rap music, wearing face paint and making calls of “whoop, whoop.”
The stolen parrot is a blue front Amazon values at $2,600. Blue fronted Amazons are considered one of the best talkers in the parrot world, next to the African grey. They average from 13 to 15 inches in length, and can live up to 80 years with proper care and diet.
The birds are naturally found in northern and eastern Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. Experts consider the parrot to be mild mannered, but warn it can become moody as an adult and possibly bite during molting.