Police Seeking Suspects in Theft of Rare Goffin Cockatiel Bird from Mineola Pet Store


Three individuals are suspected of making off with bird after distracting store employee, police say.

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NCPD are investigating a Grand Larceny that occurred on Saturday, May 27, in Mineola.

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Mineola, NY - May 30, 2017 - The Third Squad is investigating a Grand Larceny that occurred on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 4:23 pm in Mineola.
According to detectives, an employee of For Birds Only – 176 Jericho Turnpike, noticed that one of the white Goffin cockatiel birds was missing. 
After viewing the store video, three (3) unknown subjects were seen covering the bird and taking it, while another distracted the store employee. 
  • Subject # 1 is described as a male black, wearing a black Yankees baseball cap, a black basketball short sleeve t-shirt, black pants and black sneakers.
  • Subject # 2 is described as a female black, wearing a gray sweatshirt with black sleeves, blue jeans with ripped knees, a black baseball cap and light blue and white sneakers.  
  • Subject # 3 is described as a female black with her hair tied up with little dots across the front of her hair, wearing a denim jacket, a white t-shirt, black jeans, gray sandals and red earrings. She was also seen carrying a large dark colored shoulder bag.
Detectives request anyone with information regarding the above crime to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.