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B.C. RCMP seeking man who bird-napped parakeet from a Richmond pet store

The suspect in a bird-napping in Richmond, B.C. is seen in this security camera handout photo. RCMP say a man stuffed Sky into a black shopping bag and dashed out of Ackroyd Pets and Aquariums in Richmond, B.C.

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Calling all pet detectives, a parakeet has been bird-napped from a pet store in Richmond, B.C.

RCMP say a man stuffed Sky, a one-year-old ring-neck parakeet, into a black shopping bag and dashed out of Ackroyd Pets and Aquariums.

Police say the suspect is a Caucasian man about 35 years old, is five-feet and 10-inches tall, with a heavy build, dark hair and glasses.

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Sky, is valued at about $700, is silver-blue with a red beak, about 20 inches long, and has a metal ring band on one of his legs.

Cpl. Stephanie Ashton says Sky is a sweet and friendly bird who won't survive if he is released or escapes.

Staff at the pet shop say Sky didn't talk, so there's little chance for the thief that the bird will become a stool pigeon.

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