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Surveillance video captures woman stealing puppies from pet stores

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It’s a canine caper caught on camera.

A woman walked into this pet store asking to peruse the pets, and then leaves after pilfering a puppy.

It all happened at this Petland on Illinois 59 in Naperville.

Casper, a two pound, nine week old Havanese, is worth about $2,000– but store owner Adam Stachowiak says he is more worried about the puppy than his profits.

But before the Naperville dog theft, the owner of the Petland store in Bolingbrook believes the same woman, came into his store and stole a 14 week old Maltese, named Hercules. That puppy is worth about $1,300

Both of the dogs look alike, and the store owners say the woman looks too much alike for it to be a coincidence.

Casper and Hercules both have microchips implanted. So there is a good chance of finding them.

They are so cute; it’s hard not to feel attached to one these puppies. Stachowiak says losing Casper has been emotional for everyone on his staff.

Both puppies are protected with HelpmefindMYPET.com, a national microchip registry and alert service for lost and stolen pets.  Anyone with information should contact police or helpmefindMYPET at: 866-699-3463.

Police are investigating to determine if these thefts are related.

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9 Comments to “Surveillance video captures woman stealing puppies from pet stores”

    Patrick said:
    November 8, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Wow the news actually showed a white woman stealing.

    bubba said:
    November 9, 2013 at 7:18 AM

    And Mandy a store employee said that she did not look like a dog kidnapper. What does a dog kidnapper look like maybe she can tell us?

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