Alleged parrot thief due in court

2016-02-29 05:33
Leroy Mpofu was on duty when this African grey parrot was stolen. Police found the bird at a house in Verulam the next week. (Supplied to News24)

Leroy Mpofu was on duty when this African grey parrot was stolen. Police found the bird at a house in Verulam the next week. (Supplied to News24)

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WATCH: R5 000 African grey parrot stolen from Durban pet shop

2016-01-28 13:05

Police are searching for a man and two young children alleged to have been behind the theft of an African grey parrot from a pet shop in Durban.WATCH

Durban – A Durban man who allegedly stole a sought after African Grey parrot will appear at the Verulam Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Debishand Prakash has been out on R1 000 bail.

CCTV footage circulated on social media after the theft showed three people - a man, a young boy and a woman - who walked into Julie’s Pet Shop at the Gateway shopping centre and stole the bird.

The woman appeared to be distracting the shop assistant.

The parrot has since been returned to the shop unharmed. His owner, Hawa Deedat, said the bird is valued at around R4 500.

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