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Stolen pigeons from Andreas Drapa (Königsbach-Stein, DE) found in Romania - update: raid video & publication of thieves' names

On 14 February 2014 we received word that the pigeons stolen from Andreas Drapa's loft at the end of November 2013 have been found in Romania. Thanks to the help offered by the renowned Romanian fancier Mr. Florea Sorin, the police were able to pick up a trail leading to the arrest of the burglars.

Mr. Andreas Drapa

In the night of Wednesday 27 to Thursday 28 November 2013, 51 breeding hens were taken in the loft of Mr. Andreas Drapa. Mr. Drapa, keen for finding his pigeons, offered a 50,000 euro reward for the tip that would lead to the retrieval of his pigeons. The famous Romanian fancier Mr. Florea Sorin offered his help and together with the police, they were able to trace and apprehend the thieves. No details of the arrest are known so far.

Mr. Florea Sorin and Nikolaas Gyselbrecht

List of (a part of) the stolen pigeons


UPDATE 1: The names of the Romanian fanciers responsible for the theft of the Drapa and other pigeons have been published by the Romanian pigeon federation. The persons responsible are: Mocanu Daniel Flavius, Georgescu Sandu Cristian and Palade Constatin, all come from the city of Câmpina in the province of Prahova. The first two kept stolen pigeons without rings, the third one stolen pigeons with rings.

UPDATE 2: video of the raid