Investigators are searching for more than a dozen birds and eggs stolen from a Manassas backyard last week, according to Manassas City Police.
The owner contacted police on April 16, reporting that the 13 parakeets and 6 unhatched eggs were snatched in a brief, 16-minute period in the late afternoon from her yard in the 9700 block of Bragg Lane.
The cage that the birds were in when stolen was described as a white wire cage with a blue bottom.
The Washington Post notes this is the second parakeet theft in the city in recent months.
Police spokeswoman Adrienne Helm told the paper that police are pursuing at least one lead.