Baby bird found ‘hungry and cold’ after being stolen from Murfreesboro shop

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) — A baby bird stolen from a pet store in Murfreesboro has been found safe, according to the business.

Murfreesboro police said the Indian ringneck parakeet, valued at $1,195, was taken from Animal City on Northwest Broad Street Monday night.

Officers said two people had entered an employee only area around 5:30 p.m., grabbed the bird and walked out with it in one of their pockets, according to investigators.

In a Facebook post, Animal City said Tuesday morning that the bird had been located and was “hungry and cold, but will be OK.”

Police have not said whether the thieves have been identified and charged.

Anyone with information on the theft is asked to contact Detective Ed Gorham with the Murfreesboro Police Department at 629-201-5507.

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