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Woman stole pug puppy, police say

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are seeking the public's help to identify and locate the woman who allegedly stole a puppy from a Dix Hills store. Photo Credit: SCPD

She walked into the Yipity Yap pet store on Sunday, stuffed a purebred pug puppy into her purse and walked out, Suffolk County police said.

Now, detectives are hoping you can help them catch the dog-snatcher -- and they're asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS in an effort to find the woman and the pug.

Police said the incident occurred at the store on East Jericho Turnpike in Huntington at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Video surveillance footage shows the suspected puppy pincher with her oversized bag. The pup is valued at $1,800.

Police said that all calls will remain confidential and that callers are eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000 for any information leading to an arrest.

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