December 23, 2014 06:55 PM

Police in Germany are looking for a missing pigeon, and the finder could earn a $12,250 reward.

Duesseldorf police said Tuesday that the 6-year-old male homing pigeon, named AS 969, was stolen at some point on Saturday night from a locked aviary in the city’s suburbs.

They say the light gray bird is valued by its owner at 150,000 euros ($184,000) and police suspect the thief or thieves were bird “connoisseurs” as AS 969 was the most valuable in an aviary full of other homing pigeons.

The owner has offered a 10,000-euro reward for the bird’s recovery.

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