It's a case for the birds, but Miami-Dade Police are determined to make headway as they search for two men who stole 500 canaries from an 87-year-old man.

Investigators have so far been able to track down about 150 of the yellow and orange canaries, which were sold to three different pet shops in the Miami area after being taken May 26.

The two burglars, described as heavily-built men in their mid-30s, reportedly entered Manuel Sanchez's home through his shed before taking off with more than 500 of his feathered friends.

The following day, the suspects sold more than 120 of the birds to Robert’s Pet Shop on S. Dixie Highway before leaving in a white BMW X5 sports utility vehicle. Police released surveillance footage from the shop, hoping the public will be able to make an identification.

Each bird is worth about $30 each, according to investigators, which means the robbers got away with a whopping $15,000 in canaries.

Florida is no stranger to odd animal stories. In May, two piglets were accidentally kidnapped when a man stole the truck they were sitting inside. In Port St. Lucie, a man was tired of his neighbor's loud macaws and sprayed them with weed killer. Then of course there is the story of a man who attempted to bring his kitten with him to a nightclub in Murdock.

UPDATE, Aug. 17: Miami men Luis Suarez, 26, and Ariel Rodriguez, 27, were arrested for the bird thefts, NBC 6 reports.

Below, find some of our favorite animal photos taken this week:

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  • A turtle rides on an alligator's back at the Summit Garden Zoo in Panama City, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

  • Four day old female black rhinoceros calf Akili stands next to its mother Ine in the enclosure at the Zoo in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. The young calf weighs 30 kilograms (65 pounds) while the mother weighs 1,100 kilograms (2,425 pounds). (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

  • A male Barasingha walks alongside his mother at the swamp deer enclosure at the zoo in Berlin on August 7, 2012. The pup was born on June 24, 2012. The Barasingha is a deer species that is threatened to be extinct. AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOF STACHE

  • A Orangutan sits in the enclosure at the zoo in Wuppertal, western Germany, on August 9, 2012. Orangutans are currently found in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ

  • Four day old female black rhinoceros calf Akili stands underneath its mother Ine in the enclosure at the Zoo in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. The young calf weighs 30 kilograms (65 pounds) while the mother weighs 1,100 kilograms (2,425 pounds). (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

  • A lion yawns at it lays in its enclosure on August 9, 2012 at the zoo in Wuppertal, western Germany. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ

  • A male Barasingha deer calf, right, lies next to his mother in its enclosure at Berlin Zoo in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

  • CHATHAM, MA - AUGUST 11: A seal swims in the water near a Cape Cod pier on August 11, 2012 in Chatham, Massachusetts. A man was confirmed to have been bitten by a great white shark less than two weeks ago along the shoreline at Cape Cod. An increase in the seal population on Cape Cod has led to increased shark sightings near the shore, including great whites. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

  • RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL - AUGUST 07: A 7-day-old unnamed Siamang Gibbon weighing 170 grams is carried by his mother Jamby at the safari park and zoo on August 7, 2012 in Ramat Gan, Israel. The Siamang Gibbon is found mainly on the Indonesian island of Sumatra and the Malaysian peninsula. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

  • KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 10: Birds fly over the ocean during Round Two of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 10, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

  • RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL - AUGUST 07: A 7-day-old unnamed Siamang Gibbon weighing 170 grams is nursed by his mother Jamby at the safari park and zoo on August 7, 2012 in Ramat Gan, Israel. The Siamang Gibbon is found mainly on the Indonesian island of Sumatra and the Malaysian peninsula. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

  • A five-day-old female Rhinoceros baby named Akili runs past her mother Ine in their enclosure at the zoo in Berlin on August 10, 2012. The young animal born on August 6 at the zoo belongs to the Black Rhinoceros species, which is native to the eastern and central areas of Africa and classified as critically endangered. AFP PHOTO / DAVID GANNON

  • A tiger refreshes in the water on August 9, 2012 at the zoo in Wuppertal, western Germany. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ

  • A Lion is yawning in its enclosure at the zoo in Wuppertal, western Germany on August 9, 2012 . AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ

  • A child points at a gentoo-penguin who dives in the water at the zoo in Wuppertal, western Germany on August 9, 2012 . AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ

  • CHATHAM, MA - AUGUST 12: A seal waits for fish scraps near a fishing pier on Cape Cod on August 12, 2012 in Chatham, Massachusetts. A man was confirmed to have been bitten by a great white shark less than two weeks ago in the ocean near the shoreline of Truro in Cape Cod. An increase in the seal population on Cape Cod has led to increased shark sightings including great whites in the waters off Chatham. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

  • CHATHAM, MA - AUGUST 12: A seal swims near a fishing pier on Cape Cod on August 12, 2012 in Chatham, Massachusetts. A man was confirmed to have been bitten by a great white shark less than two weeks ago in the ocean near the shoreline of Truro in Cape Cod. An increase in the seal population on Cape Cod has led to increased shark sightings including great whites in the waters off Chatham. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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