Fargo police believe the theft of an expensive puppy from a mall pet shop was planned out beforehand.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Fargo police believe the theft of an expensive puppy from a mall pet shop was planned out beforehand.
Surveillance video shows a woman walking quickly out of the West Acres pet store and getting into a waiting car.
Police Lt. Joel Vettel says the theft of the Lhasa Apso is a felony because the nine-week-old puppy is valued at more than $500.
The woman suspected of taking the dog spent about six minutes checking out the pet store before an employee allowed her to hold the dog.
Vettel says the woman asked the employee to get something. When the worker left, the woman walked quickly out of the mall. A getaway driver was waiting.
The theft happened Aug. 2. Police are asking for the public's help in finding the dog.