Stolen puppy worth $7K returned to Aurora pet store

AURORA, Ill. — An English bulldog puppy that was stolen from an Aurora pet store has been returned.

Police said a person returned the dog to the Furry Babies store in Fox Valley Mall Tuesday. The person told store employees that a couple asked him to return the dog to the store. The store confirmed through microchip that it was the correct dog.

The couple suspected of taking the dog used a fake ID to fill out an online pet adoption application, police said. Then, they went to the store and showed a fake ID to store employees before leaving with the dog.

Police released a photo of the couple with the dog, and an anonymous caller provided the names of the possible suspects after seeing the story in the local news.

Police said they are continuing to follow up on leads.

The dog is worth more than $7,600.

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