The St. Petersburg Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man in this surveillance video. Detective Holly Hadrika reports that on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at about 2 p.m., the alleged puppy snatcher entered the Animal House Pet Center located at 950 34th Street North. (Story continued below video)
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He loitered in the business for about 15 minutes before he allegedly snatched the puppy from a holding area.
The puppy is an unnamed, 10 week old, 2 pound, gray female Chihuahua with tan paws that is worth hundreds of dollars.
A customer in the store witnessed the puppy snatcher put the puppy into his backpack as he quickly left the store. The witness told a store employee of the crime, and the Assistant Manager subsequently called the police.
Detectives believe this puppy snatcher hangs out around that area of 34th Street North.
Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the name of this suspect or have any information that can help solve this crime
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