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Post by Nathan Schulma » Thu, 16 Aug 2007 20:35:36

STOLEN Parrots from Rockville Centre NY
Contact: Crimestoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS

45 Parrots Stolen From Renowned N.Y. Pet Store (CBS) ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y.
Police are searching for suspects behind a major bird heist from a pet store
in Rockville Centre, costing the owner thousands of dollars.

Authorities say 45 parrots in all were stolen from the store owned by Mark
Marone, a frequent guest known as "The Pet Keeper" on The Martha Stewart

"They took Amazon parrots, they took African gray parrots, they took
***atos," Marone tells CBS 2 HD.

Marone's store, "Parrots Of The World," lost approximately $58,000 from the
heist. "That's about 1,200 bucks a bird," he says.

Police say the thieves broke into the store through a back window. "They
knew exactly what they were doing. They were like Tom  Cruise in Mission
Impossible," he said.

How they managed to get away discreetly with 45 noisy parrots is still being
determined by investigators. Marone says there is  surveillance video that
he turned over to authorities.

Anyone with information on the stolen parrots is asked to call Crimestoppers
at 1-800-244-TIPS. xposted August 14. 07