NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a parrot that was stolen from its owner in broad daylight earlier this week.
According to police, Darryyl Walker, 53, confessed to stealing the bird from a woman in the elevator of the Morris Housing complex in the Tremont section of the Bronx around 3 p.m. on July 29.
He was arrested at his home and confessed to the robbery the day after the incident, police said.
Police said Walker followed a 67-year-old woman carrying her pet parrot, Cuca, off the elevator, snatched the bird and ran off.
Police said it’s believed Walker had a gun at the time of the incident.
Surveillance cameras located around the Morris Housing complex captured Walker in front of the building, in the elevator and fleeing the scene. The video helped police track down Walker, who is on parole for robbery, the following day.
He was charged with robbery, grand larceny, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon for this latest incident, police said. No weapon was recovered.
Anyone with information in regards to the whereabouts of the parrot is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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