One of two suspected parrot thieves arrested | KOB 4

One of two suspected parrot thieves arrested

Daniel Ibuado Daniel Ibuado | 

Marian Camacho
March 16, 2018 11:27 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Albuquerque Police have arrested one of two suspected parrot thieves who police say stole two valuable birds from a local pet store. 


KOB obtained surveillance video taken at the Petland in northeast Albuquerque.  It shows who police say are brothers Medardo Ibuado and Daniel Ibuado.

Nearly two months after the incident, police say Daniel Ibuado has been arrested. His brother Medardo is still wanted.

Store employees say the two men were wearing gloves and large coats when they entered the store on January 20 and headed straight to the back.

Moments later, employees observed the two men bolting for the front entrance with an African gray parrot and a scarlet macaw in their coats. They took off in a red Chevrolet Camaro.

Police say the birds are worth $5,000 collectively.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Medardo Ibuado should call Crime Stoppers at 843-STOP.


Marian Camacho

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