Puppy thief caught on camera; Sheriff says ‘turn yourself in’

All About Animals
Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 4:44pm

Detectives are calling it a "brazen-grand theft." A $700 puppy was stolen from a Stanton, California Pet City store.

Investigators hope security video from inside will help find the three month old chow, and the woman who swiped the dog.

Detectives say it's possible the man seen in the video was someone actually working with the woman who grabbed the puppy. They believe the man served as a distraction for the store employee.

While the worker was showing the man a different puppy the woman opened the cage, remove the puppy, and quickly walk out the door.

The sheriff there wants the woman to turn herself in.

"You’re facing two felonies, burglary, and grand theft,” Jim Amormino, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, said. “We have your picture, so please, turn yourself in."

Pet City employees didn't realize the chow-puppy was missing until feeding time.

That was nearly half-an-hour after the woman left the store.

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