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St. Pete PD looking for puppy snatching suspect

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The puppy snatching suspect The puppy snatching suspect
ST PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) -

A man walked into a pet store in St. Petersburg last week and walked out with an expensive Chihuahua in his backpack without paying, police said. Now St. Petersburg Police needs help finding this puppy snatcher.

It happened Feb. 26 at the Animal House Pet Center at 950 34th St. North. The man spent about 15 minutes browsing around at the store, then grabbed the puppy from a holding area, put it in his backpack and quickly left, according to a SPPD report.

A customer saw him do that and told the store staffer. The Assistant Manager of the store subsequently called the authorities.

The puppy is a 10-week old female Chihuahua about 2 pounds, grey with tan paws. Police say it's worth a few hundred dollars.

If you have any information about the man or the puppy please call Detective Holly Hadrika at (727) 551-3142 or the Economic Crimes/Forgery Unit at (727) 893-7618.

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