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Police say $600 parrot stolen from Pittsfield pet store found unharmed

Police say the South American parrot — known as a sun conure — was recovered from a city apartment at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday after officers received a tip that it was there.

Police tell The Berkshire Eagle it appears the woman in whose apartment the bird was found did not know it was stolen and she has not been charged.

Meanwhile, the man charged with stealing the bird on Friday and trying to sell it faces arraignment Monday in Central Berkshire District Court on charges of larceny and animal cruelty.

Police say 52-year-old Charles Williamson stole the bird from a Petco store and tried to sell it in city bars.

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