Woman Steals Puppy From Long Island Pet Store

Police say the woman plucked a white Bichon Frise puppy from its open pen and put it in her purse

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012  |  Updated 9:49 AM EDT
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Police are looking for the woman who stole a puppy from a Long Island pet store late Friday afternoon.

Police say the woman walked into Canine Corral in Huntington Station at about 6:30 p.m., plucked the white Bichon Frise puppy from its open pen and put it in her purse. Then the suspect fled the store, heading south on New York Avenue.

The puppy is valued at about $1,300.

The suspect is described as a heavyset woman about 25 to 35 years old who stands about 5 feet 5 inches tall. She was wearing a hoodie with bold stripes and carried a large handbag at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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