Thieves stole 84 carrier pigeons in Swiss town: police

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Thieves in the small Swiss town of Weiningen near Zurich stole 84 carrier pigeons worth about 12,000 francs (13,500 dollars, 10,000 euros), local police reported Sunday.

night between Saturday and Sunday, thieves entered a garden-house breeding station overnight "and stole 84 grey, black and brown carrier pigeons," the Zurich canton police said in a press release.

Witnesses are encouraged to come forward, the police added.

© 2011 AFP

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