Man jailed after stolen parrots found safe and sound

Rafael Cordova Perez // Harlingen Police Department Photo

A so-called "bird bandit" is behind bars.

Harlingen police arrested Rafael Cordova Perez on a burglary charge on Tuesday morning.

Investigators said Perez stole three popular parrots and several other items from Grimsell's Feed Store over the weekend.

Police found the birds safe and sound inside an apartment just down the street.

The other items stolen during the burglary were also recovered and returned.