A Havanese puppy was swiped Tuesday from a pet store in Huntington Station, Suffolk police said.
The suspect stole the male puppy from Selmer’s Pet Land on East Jericho Turnpike at12:35 p.m. after placing the dog inside a backpack, according to detectives from the Second Squad.
Surveillance video from inside the store shows the suspect is approximately 5-feet 10-inches tall, wearing a purple jacket and yarmulka. Authorities said he may have fled the area on a bicycle.
The puppy, which is about 3 months old, is microchipped, police said.
Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.