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Seagull in Gloucester snatches wallet from man on the street

A seagull glides over the roof of Cape Pond Ice in Gloucester. Residents in Gloucester are becoming frustrated with their growing numbers.
A seagull glides over the roof of Cape Pond Ice in Gloucester. Residents in Gloucester are becoming frustrated with their growing numbers. –Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Police stayed busy Friday night responding to Gloucester’s latest criminal: a seagull.

A man was walking down Main Street near the waterfront area around 9 p.m., when a bold seagull swooped down and snatched his wallet, Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken said in a Facebook message to the Globe.

Before the man knew it, the seagull had flown the wallet up to the roof of a nearby building.