Cat Burglars Steal 87-Year-Old's 500 Canaries

Miami cops recover 150 birds, still hunting for thieves
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2012 2:52 AM CDT

(Newser) – Bird-lover Manuel Sanchez has taken care of canaries for 20 years. So he was heartbroken when thieves stole all 500 of his yellow friends, reports the Miami Herald. But with canaries going for up to $30 each at pet stores, that equals a potential haul of $15,000 for the crooks. Detectives have helped the 87-year-old Sanchez recover 150 of his canaries from three pet stores, and have released surveillance video of a suspect in the hope somebody will sing. (Read more canaries stories.)

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