Detectives search for burglar who stole 157 birds valued at more than $75,000

DAVIE, Fla. – Detectives are trying to find a burglar who just lately lower a gap within the roof of the Birdhouse pet retailer in Davie and entered by way of the drop ceiling to steal 157 birds valued at $75,500.

The burglar left a number of the birds flying free and exited by way of the again door someday between 6 p.m. on Monday and 9 a.m. on Tuesday, in keeping with the Davie Police Division’s report.

“My coronary heart acquired ripped out … they take all the pieces away from me, final 15 years I put my work,” stated Charlie Hong, the enterprise proprietor. “That is my interest as I began it. I made a enterprise supporting my household. Whoever is on the market took my dream away.”

Jeanette Chicoine is a Birdhouse buyer. She stated she was outraged when she realized concerning the housebreaking. She had been boarding her cockatiel named “Doeboy” on the retailer. He misplaced some feathers after combating off the burglar.


“How may any person do one thing like that. Him and his spouse work arduous. That is their enterprise,” Chicoine stated. “They’ve two boys. One is off in school.”

The checklist of birds stolen included 70 solar conures valued at $35,000, 60 green-cheeked conure valued at $30,000, and 20 cockatiels valued at $4,000.

The burglar additionally took 5 quaker parrots valued at $2,500, a feminine Eclectus valued at $2,000, and a Jardine Parrot valued at $2,000.

Hong is asking anybody with details about the birds’ whereabouts to name Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

A GoFundMe web page to help Hong has been arrange and may be accessed by clicking right here.

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