December 19, 2010
police issue appeal after thefts of aviary birds
police have appealed for the public's help after the theft of
several rare aviary birds from a property in the town.
separate thefts of birds occurred this month and in October, prompting
the appeal from officers investigating the cases.
thefts have been very upsetting for the owners as these birds
are long standing pets and some have been rehoused after family
break ups," Sgt Ian Kennett told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
The stolen birds include peach faced lovebirds (pictured right),
lutinos, pied and grey cockatiels, budgerigars, diamond doves,
rosa bourke parakeets and kakarikis.
Kennett added: "The aviaries are now protected by a high-tech
CCTV security system to prevent any reoccurrence."
"If anybody is offered any of these type of aviary birds
for sale they are asked to contact either the officer dealing
PC Pete Wills or PCSO Sheila Dickinson at Burnham Police Station
on 0845 456 7000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
One of the kakarikis stolen
Also stolen was this bourkes parakeet
This diamond dove was also taken
This Lutino Cockatiel was stolen