“Pidgey Magoo” Recovered by SFPD and Headed Back Home 22-180

Photo of stolen item recovered by officers featuring a stuffed pigeon

On December 8, 2022, at approximately 4:17 p.m., San Francisco Police Officers from Tenderloin Station were flagged down on the 900 block of Market Street regarding a report of a theft that occurred. Officers spoke to the victims, who were an adult mother and her juvenile daughter visiting San Francisco. They stated that they ate at a restaurant on the 900 block of Market Street and noticed the daughter’s backpack was missing, which contained the child’s cherished stuffed toy pigeon named “Pidgey Magoo”. The investigation determined that a male stole the backpack and fled the scene on foot. Officers searched the area for the suspect and the stolen items to no avail. The victims left San Francisco and returned to their home.    

The San Francisco Police Department’s Central Station Plainclothes Team took over the investigation. Through the course of the investigation the suspect was identified, and a search warrant was obtained for the suspect’s possible residence. On Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at approximately 6:00 p.m. officers and investigators from Central Station served the search warrant on a residence located on the 700 block of Golden Gate Ave. During the search, the suspect was not present in the residence, but the officers located and seized evidence related to the theft, which included the stolen stuffed toy pigeon.  

The suspect whose identity is not being released at this time remains at large. Officers are coordinating with the victims for the quick return of Pidgey Magoo.  

An image of the recovered Pidgey Magoo accompanies this news release. 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.  

SFPD Incident # 220842484 

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