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St. Pete Police arrest puppy snatching suspect, still looking for dog

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Mark Anthony Clearman, 35, is charged with grand theft. Pinellas Co. Jail booking photo Mark Anthony Clearman, 35, is charged with grand theft. Pinellas Co. Jail booking photo
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) -

St. Petersburg Police say they've arrested the person who stole a chihuahua puppy from a pet store, but they have still not found the dog.

Police arrested Mark Anthony Clearman, 35, on Saturday after receiving a tip. Clearman is charged with grand theft.

The chihuahua puppy, which is valued as $600, was stolen on Feb. 26 from the Animal House Pet Center at 950 34th St. North.

A customer witnessed the theft of the 10-week-old puppy, which weighs two pounds. Surveillance cameras also recorded images of the suspect.

If you have seen the puppy or have information that can help investigators, call Detective Holly Hadrika at (727) 551-3142 or the Economic Crimes/Forgery Unit at (727) 893-7618.

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