500 Canaries Stolen From Elderly Man's Miami-Dade Home

Police looking for suspects who stole canaries and sold them to South Florida pet shops

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    Police are asking for the public's help in finding a pair of bird thieves who stole more than 500 canaries from a Miami home. The theft happened back on May 26 at a home in the 11900 block of Southwest 47th Street, Miami-Dade Police said Wednesday. (Published Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012)

    Police are asking for the public's help in finding a pair of bird thieves who stole more than 500 canaries from a Miami home.

    The theft happened back on May 26 at a home in the 11900 block of Southwest 47th Street, Miami-Dade Police said Wednesday.

    Surveillance Video of Suspect in Canary Thefts

    [MI] Surveillance Video of Suspect in Canary Thefts
    Miami-Dade Police released surveillance video of a suspect wanted for the theft of 500 canaries from a home. (Published Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012)

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    According to police, the suspects made off with over 500 yellow and orange canaries worth about $30 each that belonged to an 87-year-old man.

    The next day, the suspects sold the birds to three different pet shops, police said. They were caught on surveillance video when they sold 120 canaries to Robert's Pet Shop at 14420 South Dixie Highway, police said.

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    Police were able to recover about 150 of the birds, but they're still looking for the two suspects. They're described as Hispanic males with heavy builds and short black hair, and left the pet shop in a BMW X5, police said.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.