Exotic bird thief sought in caught-on-camera robbery in Williamsburg: police

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — An exotic bird thief is being sought by investigators Friday, according to police.

A man is sought for stealing a bird from a Williamsburg pet store on Dec. 5, 2017, police said. (NYPD)

The unknown man was caught on surveillance footage entering a Petland store at 92 Graham Ave. Tuesday around 5 p.m., police said.

He is then seen taking paper towels, and walking to the exotic bird cage, video shows.

A blue Quaker bird was removed from the cage, and taken by the man who then fled in an unknown direction, police said.

He is described as a 25- to 35-year-old man, and was last seen wearing a gray hoody, black jacket and blue jeans.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).