Weymouth police and a local pet store are seeking the public’s help in finding a woman who snatched up a valuable baby bird.
The green cheek conure was taken from its cage in the store It’s a Pet’s World on Bridge Street in Weymouth on Oct. 18, said Kyle Waldron, assistant manager.
Surveillance video showed a woman reaching into the bird cage and fishing around to grab the colorful 12-week-old bird.
She stuffed it into her sweatshirt sleeve and left, Waldron said.
“This one, in particular, had a special color mutation,” said Waldron, who believes the woman stole the bird because of its $500 value.
The tail of the parrot is light green and its front was a mix of orange, yellow, and red. The store is unsure if the bird was a male or female.
The store contacted police after the theft, Waldron said.
“We’re worried about getting the bird back, making sure it is fed and is healthy,” he said.
“If you steal a bird, you probably don’t know how to take care of it or feed it.” Because it is still a baby, the pet shop was still feeding it through a syringe.
Waldron asked anyone with information to call the store at 781-331-0181 or Weymouth police at 781-335-1212.
He said information can also be sent to the store through e-mail or to its Facebook page.
Over the summer, It’s a Pet’s World also had a rabbit stolen, Waldron said.Melissa Hanson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . Follow her on Twitter @Melissa__Hanson.