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Video shows alleged South Pasadena puppy thieves, police say

June 29, 2012 |  6:51 pm

South Pasadena police have released a surveillance video showing two men suspected in the theft of a $1,000 puppy from a pet shop this month. 

The 6-month-old female puppy was taken from a store called Pet’s Delight in the 700 block of Fair Oaks Avenue last Saturday, according to a press release from the South Pasadena Police Department. The dog is a “puggle,” a pug-beagle crossbreed, police said. 

In the video, a man about 35 to 40 years old and wearing an Orlando Magic basketball jersey scoops up the puppy from a pen while eyeing a store clerk. He puts it back down, then picks it up a second time and walks away with it in his arms. A second man, of similar age, acted as a lookout, according to police. 

Police said the suspected dog thieves drove off in a green 2002 Mercury Villager. The dog is microchipped and has been registered as stolen, according to authorities. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Pasadena detectives at (626) 403-7280.


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