Oscar the parrot in mystery return to Solihull garden centre after being stolen

A parrot that was stolen in a robbery at a Solihull garden centre has been reunited with its owners two days after going missing.

Oscar, the black headed Caique parrot, was among items taken from Notcutts Garden Centre,?Stratford Road, Shirley,?in the early hours of last Saturday.

Officers investigating the burglary executed a search warrant 10 miles away at house on Hancock Green in the Tile Hill area of Coventry later that day. But inside the property they found a bird cage, feathers and food – but no sign of Oscar.

Devastated staff thought they had seen the last of their feathered friend, so police tweeted a desperate appeal to find the parrot.

Workers at the garden centre thought they had seen the last of Oscar. So they could have been knocked down with a feather when they turned up for work 48 hours after the robbery and discovered the exotic bird had been returned.

The colourful bird was found with not a feather out of place, but West Midlands Police officers are still keen to get the culprits up before the beak.

Oscar?s wings have been clipped which prevents him from flying. So police believe someone who may have information on the original break-in made sure the missing bird was returned home.

Sgt David Saunders said: ?Our investigation continues and we?re particularly keen to hear from anyone with any information about Oscar, his theft, or the other items stolen.

?We don?t think Oscar was able to fly back so we think he was returned by someone who was aware of our social media appeal and the fact he?d been stolen days earlier.

?The staff at the garden centre had feared they?d never see Oscar again and so are delighted he is back with them and are spoiling him rotten.?

Notcutts worker Ben Penner was so relieved to be reunited with Oscar he now cares for the bird at home.

A 42-year-old man from Coventry is currently on police bail as part of the on-going investigation.

Anyone with information which may aid officers should call police on the 101 non-emergency number.

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