Pigeon theft Jelle Jellema (Nijverdal, NL)

Several top class birds were stolen from marathon champion Jelle Jellema yesterday.

His racing team has been pretty much decimated. Around 20 racing birds were stolen, including Silke NL15-1320979, a highly renowned racing hen and national winner in Barcelona, and Saar NL14-1559574, a 2nd Nat. Barcelona in 2017.

Silke is one of the birds that was stolen in Nijverdal...

The alarm did not go off last night, which means the theft must have taken place between 7pm and 10pm. The alarm system in Nijverdaal will get a significant upgrade this night, including an even more extensive camera network, to try and prevent such cowardly acts in the future.

Police have started an investigation, and they are taking this very seriously.

If you have any tips relating to this theft, please send them to redactie@pipa.be.