Bulldog puppy worth $4k stolen from northwest Columbus Petland

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)– Investigators are looking for a man and a woman who are accused of stealing a bulldog puppy from a central Ohio Petland.

According to investigators, at about 2 p.m., November 9, a man and a woman entered the Petland store on Bethel Road, carrying a large tote style purse.

petlandsuspectsBoth the man and woman were given a white and brindle bulldog puppy to hold. The man returned the puppy he had been holding, but the woman went into one of the cubicles with her puppy. Investigators said the woman then stuffed the puppy into her tote after talking to the man, and later walked out of the store.

The puppy was valued at about $3,988.

The first suspect is described as a black female, in her 20s or 30s, with a thick build and was last seen wearing a black zippered front fleece hooded shirt, black fleece pants, with long braid extensions.petlandsuspect3

The second suspect is described as a black male in his 20s or 30s, with a tall thin build, and was last seen wearing a gray knit toboggan hat, camo jacket and gray sweatpants.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to our website at www.stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip. You can text a tip to “CRIMES” (274637), key word CMH.


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