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Who steals an eagle?

Like, an actual living eagle
2018-01-30 Golden Eagle missing
Golden Eagle. Photo supplied by Ontario Provincial Police

TOWN OF ERIN - On Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a theft at an aviary on First Line, north-east of Acton. Sometime between Jan. 17 and Jan. 18, 2018, unknown suspects entered the facility and stole a Golden Eagle valued at approximately $15,000.

The Eagle, known as Riff-Raff, is brown with white flecks and approximately three years old, 76 cm (2-1/2") tall and 6 kg (13lbs). While the eagle is a show and demonstration bird, it is not a pet and should not be approached.

It is believed the thief would have extensive knowledge and training to handle a bird this size. There are no indications that this was an act of protest.

OPP is asking one with information regarding this incident to contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.