Thieves caught on camera stealing the coveted African gray parrot from the porch of a California home: an intelligent bird that can mimic human speech is worth $2,500
- The doorbell footage captures the moment an African gray parrot named Luna is stolen from its owner’s front porch.
- A gray hooded figure is seen getting out of a red vehicle and snatching the bird.
- African gray parrots can cost between $1,500 and $4,000 and are most valued for their ability to mimic human speech.
Shocking doorbell footage captured the moment two thieves stole a $2,500 African Gray parrot outside its owner’s home.
A red SUV is filmed pulling up and double-parking in front of the Orange County home in Santa Ana.
A hooded gray figure then steps out of the car, grabbing the large cage housing the bird, named Luna, from the front cage.
His friend helps him as they load the cage into the vehicle before driving off.
The parrot’s owners are now urgently asking for help to try to get the expensive bird back.
Parrot named Luna can imitate human speech and costs $2,500
A Facebook post by Abigail Ayapantecatl reads: ‘PLEASE share! We’re trying to find the thieves who stole my brother’s African gray parrot.
‘This happened in Orange County, Santa Ana. Our parrot is sick and needs daily medication.
“She was in her cage getting some air as she is an indoor bird and these 2 men took her away in a matter of seconds.”
“My brother tried to chase them, but they sped away.”
She added: ‘Main towards Warner. I attach photos of these people. There are no license plates on his red SUV. We have filed a police report, but we need everyone’s help to spread the word. We are devastated, we just want to get our parrot back.
The family has owned Luna for over ten years.
A gray hooded figure is filmed snatching the cage from the porch of the California home
The getaway vehicle is believed to be a Ford Excursion.
The robbery occurred March 12 in the 2000 block of S. Sycamore Street in Santa Ana, a spokeswoman for the Santa Ana Police Department said. NBC.
The first male suspect is described as heavyset and possibly in his 40s.
He was wearing a charcoal gray hoodie, gray gloves, and light gray sweatshirts.
Meanwhile, the second suspect, also a man, was wearing a tan bucket hat, a black hoodie, and dark-colored pants.
His getaway vehicle is believed to be a Ford Excursion.
African gray parrots are extremely valuable and can cost between $1,500 and $4,000.
Their most unusual feature is that they can imitate human speech.
They have a half-life of 50 years.