WITH PHOTOS by Marvin Hamilton
THREE children were left crying after they awoke on Monday to find their pet parrot gone.
The parrot, Corky, was stolen from the family's home at Appoo’s Drive, Orangefield Road, Palm Avenue, Carapichima on Sunday.
At about 8 pm on Sunday neighbours heard hersquawking and alerted the family.
But by the time the mother of the family, Christian Rajnath, came outside, the parrot was gone. Rajnath said she last saw Corky swinging in the front gate.
Neighbours also saw a silver Cifero with three men driving off. They believe the men put the parrot in the car and drove off.
Rajnath said, “When we came outside it was too late. The men had stolen our parrot.
"My kids can’t stop crying. These men don’t know what they did. My children are already having a hard time dealing with a pandemic and their pets are one of the things that keep them smiling. What kind of wicked people would take that joy from children?”
Rajnath said there is little she can do to comfort them.
“Nathan is only six. What else can I tell a six-year-old when he keeps asking me if Corky will return today? Every day I tell him, 'Yes, baby, today you will see Corky.'"
She said for the past six days the children have been crying every morning, as usually Corky's squawks would wake them up.
‘Every morning he will call the names of all my sons: 'Mica, Henry, Nathan, it's time to wake up.’
“Now, without Corky here, the place feels different. She is a member of our family. We love her so much and my kids are having such a hard time coping. We just want her back home.
"If anyone sees her or hears her talking, please, please go to the nearest police station.”
The family has had Corky for ten years.
Chaguanas police are investigating.