Sheffield burglar in a flap as parrot foils break-in

A parrot in Sheffield ruffled a burglar’s feathers after starting to squawk at an intruder – alerting his owner to the break-in.

By Claire Lewis
Thursday, 3rd October 2019, 12:31 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd October 2019, 5:07 pm
A parrot foiled a burglary in Sheffield
A parrot foiled a burglary in Sheffield

Taffy the crime-busting parrot raised the alarm when a burglar broke into a house in Greenhill.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The Africa Grey started squawking so loudly his owner ran downstairs – disturbing the intruder, who fled the scene empty-handed.

It is believed the crook, who got into the house via the patio door, had been looking for the keys to a car parked outside.

Sergeant Dave Cremin, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “They say dogs make the best security guards, but Taffy did a pretty good job at ruffling this burglar’s feathers. This is a timely reminder to keep keys and valuables out of sight of doors and windows to prevent your home being targeted."