PHOENIX - A Valley store owner says two exotic birds were stolen from their pet shop and it was all caught on surveillance video.
It happened on Monday at Tropic Zone, near 7th Street and Greenway Road in north Phoenix.
At first, store employees didn't think anything unusual when the two men walked into the store.
"They were walking around, looking at the birds, asking questions. They weren't doing anything out of the ordinary to make me suspect them," said Dawn Lenzner, Tropic Zone.
Cameras show the men walking around the shop for 10 minutes, looking at the different birds.
"They were scoping them out,” Lenzner said.
The video shows that just before they leave the store the men look at two African Senegal Parrots, just three months old.
"At one point they were holding them and petting them," Lenzner said.
Then when they thought no one was watching, the suspects slip the birds under their shirts.
The birds are worth $500 apiece.
The owners aren’t worried about the money. They just want to get the birds back to make sure they are getting the proper nutrition and care.
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