Burglars Hatch Heist: 13 Parakeets and 6 Eggs Stolen, Says Manassas Police

The second parakeet theft in recent months, according to report.

File photo of parakeets. 13 parakeets were stolen from a Manassas City yard last week.
File photo of parakeets. 13 parakeets were stolen from a Manassas City yard last week.

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.

Read more of The Washington Post report.

Elsa April 23, 2014 at 09:47 PM
I hope the 'keets are being cared for properly by whoever stole them.
Carol Bruce April 26, 2014 at 11:23 AM
Thirteen parakeets in ONE CAGE?? Left outside??? Maybe whoever took them was concerned about their welfare...
Jamie April 29, 2014 at 11:41 AM
Who in their right mind leaves anything outdoors on Bragg Ln in Georgetown South area? You got to be kidding me! Who leaves birds out of doors in the cooler temps that we have been experiencing ??? OMG!


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