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article imageMan breaks into a pet shop in Long Island and steals a puppy

By Melissa Horrocks     Jul 28, 2012 in Crime
Long Island City - A man broke into a pet shop in Long Island, but because he could not work out how to open the cash register, he stuffed a puppy down his pants instead.
A man and accomplice tried to open a cash register, in a pet shop in Long Island, but realized that he was on camera so decided to steal a puppy, instead. The Pomeranian puppy is still missing and the pet shop is asking anyone with information to come forward.
Elmont, N.Y. pet shop had placed the Pomeranian in an anti-theft cage, but it was apparently not burglar proof. The robbery took place last month and police want to track down the missing Pomeranian puppy.
The man was not alone when he entered Zoorama Pet Store and tried three times to open the cash register. They had no intentions of stealing a puppy and obviously wanted cash, but settled for a puppy instead. Daily News reports that the cash register was computerized and difficult to break into.
The accomplice tried to distract staff by claiming that he was looking to buy a dog. Police have now released the surveillance video, hoping that someone will recognize the man in question. The store owner is offering a reward of $500 for anyone with information that leads to the return of the $1000 puppy according to Newser.
The theft of the puppy took only 12 minutes and whilst the puppy tried to escape, the man stuffed it back down his pants. There is a clear description of the man and he is caught on surveillance television. The man was wearing a gray shirt with white sleeves according to Breitbart.
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