Dognapped! 13 puppies snatched from pet store

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say they have collared the humans responsible for snatching 13 puppies from a New Hampshire pet store in a smash-and-grab dognapping.

A passer-by noticed a broken window at Bill’s Pet and Aquarium in Manchester on Tuesday morning and called police.

Sgt. Brian O’Keefe tell WMUR-TV that an officer sent to investigate spotted several people nearby, including one who was carrying a puppy. Four teens were arrested after a foot chase.

The puppies were soon found at a home. The pooches, worth over $5,000, included chocolate Labrador retrievers, cockapoos, a Shar-Pei, Papillion and a cocker spaniel.

An animal control officer says a microchip scan matched paperwork provided by the store owner.

The four arrested, ages 17 and 18, were charged with receiving stolen property and other counts.

 

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