Police detectives are hoping some newly released video will help them snatch a puppy thief.
The video shows a man entering the Animal House Pet Center and snatching a puppy from a bin inside the store. It happened Feb. 26 around 2 p.m. at the location on 34th Street North in St. Petersburg.
The video shows the man walk in with a backpack, sneak near the puppy bin, and put one of them in his backpack. He then looks around and leaves.
The puppy is a 10-week-old, 2-pound gray female Chihuahua with tan paws; its value is hundreds of dollars, police say.
Someone apparently saw the incident and alerted a store manager.
If you recognize this man and have any additional information, contact detectives at (727) 551-3142.
Here's a link to the video released on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReNnNQZA6ws&feature=share&list=UUVNu2TL3ix8NM_SVR8sXjkg
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