Thieves nick $1 800 bird from New York pet store

2017-05-30 08:24


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Mineola - Police are looking for a baby cockatoo reported stolen from a suburban New York pet store.

News station CBS2 says the 12-week-old Goffin's cockatoo was taken on Saturday from For Birds Only, a store in Mineola. 

Goffin's cockatoos are native to Indonesia and known as intelligent and affectionate.

Store co-owner Ida Ferreira says the stolen bird needs to be fed formula through a dropper. She's pleading with the thieves: "Don't let him die."

CBS2 says three people came in and asked an employee about the $1 800 cockatoo. Security video shows two grabbing it from an open-topped enclosure and stuffing it in a bag while the third apparently plays lookout.

The bird's disappearance was discovered minutes after the thieves left.

The Nassau County Police Department is investigating.

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