LOMA LINDA – An unknown woman and man stole two well-loved and well-known pets from a home on Friday evening.
At around 5:00 p.m. two suspects, a Hispanic man and woman, went to the home in the 11300 block of Campus Avenue in Loma Linda driving a large, later model, blue and white pickup truck with dual rear axles. The suspects went to the patio of the home and removed 2 large bird cages, each containing a bird. The birds in the cages, a large African Grey Parrot who responds to the name “Fred” and 1 large Cockatoo who responds to the name “Ghost”, have belonged to the victims for over 20 years and lived in the neighborhood for over 15 years. Throughout the past 15 years that they have lived there, some of the students from the medical school pass by and greet the birds daily.
The suspects loaded the large cages are described as one cream and one dark green, approximately 3 feet by 4 feet in size on pedestals with wheels into the bed area of the pickup truck and fled the location. Suspect #1 is described by authorities as a Hispanic man in his early 20’s. He is described to be around 5’7”, 150 pounds, with a clean cut appearance. He was seen wearing blue jeans and a black t-shirt at the time of the theft. Suspect #2 is described as a Hispanic woman in her early 20’s. Approximately 5’7”, 170 pounds, and was last seen in a hooded sweatshirt, which covered her features at the time of the theft.
The Loma Linda Police Department officials are seeking the public’s help to locate these birds so that they can be returned to their owners. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Central Station at (909) 387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the website at www.wetip.com.
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