The Santa Ana Police Department is investigating the theft of an African Gray parrot that was stolen from a front porch on Sunday, March 12.

The theft occurred around 1 p.m.

Doorbell camera footage obtained by KTLA shows the suspect walking directly up to the front porch of the home, grabbing the large metal cage with the bird inside, and then running away as the parrot squawks in distress.

The suspect is described as a “heavy-set” Hispanic male, possibly in his forties, who was wearing a charcoal gray hoodie, gray gloves and light gray sweatpants.

  • Parrot Stolen
  • Parrot Stolen
  • Parrot Stolen

He got away in a red SUV, possibly a Ford Excursion, driven by a second man who was wearing a black hoodie, dark-colored pants and possibly a tan bucket hat.

The stolen African Gray Parrot is worth about $2,500, police said. 

Anyone with any information on this theft is asked to contact Detective A. Castro at 714-245-8345.