A heartbroken Doncaster mum is appealing to members of the public to help her find her beloved pet parrot, after it was stolen during a break-in.
African grey parrot, Harley, was snatched by raiders who broke into the Lynsey Toomer’s shed at her property in Willow Bridge Lane, Braithwaite between 8pm on September 15 and 5am on September 16.
The raiders also made away with a Kawasaki ZXR1100 motorbike and a mountain bike, but Mrs Toomer says she and her family are more distraught over the loss of the 15-year-old parrot.
She said: “He’s a big part of our family, and we just can’t believe someone would do this.
“He’s so friendly that I bet he was saying ‘hello’ as they came in and grabbed him.
“My 10-year-old son Todd has grown up with him so he’s going to be very upset about this.
“I’m willing to offer a reward, we just want to find him.”
Mrs Toomer described Harley as being grey, with a red tail.
She said he is in a ‘good condition’ and will often call out the name of ‘Lynsey,’ ‘Todd’ as well as a number of swear words.
Mrs Toomer reported the incident to police yesterday morning.
No-one from South Yorkshire police was available for comment, when contacted by the Doncaster Free Press.
Anyone with information on Harley’s whereabouts is asked to call Lynsey on 07720 861467, or alternatively contact South Yorkshire police on 101.