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Cops release video of puppy theft

on May 01, 2013 10:30 AM

GIBSONIA (AP) — Police have released surveillance video from a Pittsburgh-area pet store where they believe a couple stole a tiny Pomeranian puppy worth $700 by concealing it in the woman’s purse.

Hampton Township police released the video Tuesday in hopes someone would recognize the couple seen in the Seahorse Pet Store on Route 8, just after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Police said the video shows the man adjusting a non-working video camera — apparently in hopes it won’t record the event — before the woman goes into the store’s puppy area, where police believe the woman stuffed the tiny pup into her purse.

The man in the video wearing the blue shirt is the suspect, along with a woman wearing a white jacket. Another couple seen in the tape aren’t suspects, but police would like to question them as witnesses.

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