SPOKANE -- A Spokane garden and pet store hopes you can help recover on of its stolen puppies.
Workers at Northwest Seed & Pet on East Sprague said they noticed the 8-week-old Chihuahua puppy missing around 2:45 p.m. Saturday.
Surveillance video shows a dark-haired teenage boy lift something out of the puppy pen. He entered the store with a dark-haired teenage girl carrying a large purse. The two seemed to notice the surveillance camera located in the corner of the store. They turned their backs to the camera and walked out of frame carrying what is believed to be the puppy. The girl can be seen from another camera angle adjusting something in her bag and then walking out of the store.
There have been a number of similar thefts over the last several months. Workers said almost all of the stolen puppies have been returned to the store because someone recognizes the suspects from surveillance video and turns them in.
The store prosecutes all cases of theft.
There are surveillance cameras all over the store. Workers hope you recognize the suspects and call authorities.