Police Seek Woman Who Stole Pug Puppy from Pet Store

Friday, Feb 22, 2013  |  Updated 9:09 AM EDT
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Police are looking for a woman believed to have pilfered a pug puppy from a pet store on Long Island. 

Suffolk County police say the woman walked into the Yipity Yap in Dix Hills on Monday and apparently walked out with a black purebred pug that she didn't pay for.
 
Authorities believe she put the canine in a big, dark-colored bag hanging off her arm and slipped out of the store.
 
Though surveillance cameras didn't catch the actual alleged theft, authorities said the puppy was in the store when the woman walked in -- and it was gone when she left.
 
The dog is valued at $1,800.
 
Authorities are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information about the stolen puppy is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 220-TIPS.

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