- City: Tamwort
- County: Staffordshire
- Police Incident Number: 88 of 13 May
- Police Force: Staffordshire Police 0300 123 4455
- Listed: May 16, 2013 4:40 pm
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24 birds were taken from an aviary. They were worth around £8,500 in total and include the following:
A Siberian pied brown finch with a white beak and white spots
A red and white pied cock Bullfinch cock stolen from Tamworth
A brown bullfinch hen
A goldfinch mule with a bright orange face
Several bullfinch cocks including one with only one eye
A native brown and black bullfinch
Three brown Siberian bullfinches
Four red split cock Siberian bullfinches
A white bullfinch with pink eyes and a white beak. There are believed to be only two of its kind in the world and it is valued at £1,000.
A green canary
Most of the birds have rings on their ankles.
PC Jamie Sargent, from Tamworth Local Policing Team, said: “These specially-bred birds are very distinctive and are worth a considerable amount.
“Anybody with information should ring Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 88 of 13 May. Alternatively, they can call independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 101.”