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Thieves stole 84 carrier pigeons in Swiss town

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10:26 CEST+02:00

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

"During the 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.

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