Willoughby police looking for suspects who stole baby bird from Pet Paradise


WILLOUGHBY, Ohio -- A local pet store is desperate to find one of their birds that was stolen from their business Saturday afternoon.

Workers at Pet Paradise on Euclid Avenue say a group of young men came into the store Saturday afternoon and spent time in the bird room.

Three of the men distracted the employee, while a fourth male stole a pineapple Green-Cheek Conure,  Willoughby police said on their Facebook page.

According to Pet Paradise owner Sallie Estvanik, the bird is a baby that is still hand feeding, and will not live without proper care.

"It’s a baby bird and it cannot eat like bird food out of a bowl it has to be fed with a syringe and as of this time of has missed four feedings which is very detrimental to a bird of that age."

The bird is valued at $329.

The suspects are described as three men in their 20s, and one older man. Further details about their appearances were not immediately released.

Anyone with information is asked call the Willoughby Police Department at (440) 953-4212.