Thieves steal 50 canaries

Daily Echo: Thieves steal 50 canaries Thieves steal 50 canaries

THIEVES have stolen 50 canaries from an elderly woman’s aviary – just days after her home was targeted in a separate burglary.

The birds, which are worth £30 each and include six rare white canaries, were stolen using a small hand net at the home, in Botley Road, Horton Heath.

The 83-year-old victim, Audrey Birch, has been left “shocked” by the break-in which happened just ten days after her home was ransacked for items of jewellery.

In the first break-in, thieves left a tap running and threw water across the conservatory as they made off with gold watches and a gold ring with diamond stones.

Overnight on Sunday, they forced a padlock off to reach the aviary in the garden before stealing the collection of canaries.

Five years ago, thieves stole around 30 birds from her son’s home next door.

Police say the creatures are not easily identifiable but that they were probably stolen to order or to be sold within the tropical bird industry.

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7:31am Sat 9 Jun 12

hulla baloo says...

Sylvester?
Sylvester? hulla baloo

8:22am Sat 9 Jun 12

Linesman says...

Why steal them when they were going Cheep.
Why steal them when they were going Cheep. Linesman

8:37am Sat 9 Jun 12

CEH393 says...

Do these people not have a conscience? I hate to even start to imagine how these events will affect this poor old lady :-( I just hope they are caught before they do it again! But knowing our justice system they will Probably get 6 months reduced to a month and a free holiday abroad for the inconvenience of being out inside!
Do these people not have a conscience? I hate to even start to imagine how these events will affect this poor old lady :-( I just hope they are caught before they do it again! But knowing our justice system they will Probably get 6 months reduced to a month and a free holiday abroad for the inconvenience of being out inside! CEH393

8:47am Sat 9 Jun 12

CEH393 says...

CEH393 wrote:
Do these people not have a conscience? I hate to even start to imagine how these events will affect this poor old lady :-( I just hope they are caught before they do it again! But knowing our justice system they will Probably get 6 months reduced to a month and a free holiday abroad for the inconvenience of being out inside!
Not sure where the "out" come from before inside :-)
[quote][p][bold]CEH393[/bold] wrote: Do these people not have a conscience? I hate to even start to imagine how these events will affect this poor old lady :-( I just hope they are caught before they do it again! But knowing our justice system they will Probably get 6 months reduced to a month and a free holiday abroad for the inconvenience of being out inside![/p][/quote]Not sure where the "out" come from before inside :-) CEH393

8:48am Sat 9 Jun 12

Lockssmart says...

Did she tweet it?
Did she tweet it? Lockssmart

10:02am Sat 9 Jun 12

good-gosh says...

they'll be caged up when someone sings
they'll be caged up when someone sings good-gosh

10:45am Sat 9 Jun 12

Linesman says...

I would have bought them if I could have had them on higher perches.
I would have bought them if I could have had them on higher perches. Linesman

2:57pm Sat 9 Jun 12

siggyrettes says...

if the culprits get caught they'll be doing bird for sure
if the culprits get caught they'll be doing bird for sure siggyrettes

8:36pm Sat 9 Jun 12

windyboy says...

Get them up before the beak, and sent to sing sing
Get them up before the beak, and sent to sing sing windyboy

2:22pm Tue 19 Jun 12

Mr_Andy says...

Police are said to be investigating all men at local swimming pools. They are convinced this is the correct approach for finding budgie smugglers.
Police are said to be investigating all men at local swimming pools. They are convinced this is the correct approach for finding budgie smugglers. Mr_Andy

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