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Accused Dog Nappers Taken Into Custody In Murfreesboro

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by Nick Beres

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Police said two accused dognappers who made off with a rare Pekingese puppy from a local pet store have been taken into custody.

Surveillance video released to NewsChannel 5 showed a couple looking at the dog. Then the woman took the puppy out of the holding pen and walked down an empty aisle.  At that point, she turned and stuffed the puppy up her shirt and then walked out of the store.

"He was really, really sweet and everyone loved him. It's a Pekingese puppy; that's not a super common breed around here. We're really sad he got stolen," said Laura Walsh, an employee at the Animal City Pet Center.

The staff at the store said the three-month old Pekingese is a rare all-white variety. 

Police have since taken two juveniles into custody, and recovered the puppy. The store posted a picture on their Facebook page.

The two suspects will likely face felony charges. The rare puppy they stole was priced at $750.


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