Two men sought in South Pasadena puppy theft

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SOUTH PASADENA — Police have released surveillance videos showing two men they say stole a puppy from a pet store last weekend.
The men are being sought for stealing a brown, female, 6-month-old “puggle,” June 23 from Pet’s Delight, 725 Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena police officials said in a written statement. A puggle is a type of dog bred from a pug and beagle.
The men entered the store about 2:50 p.m., police said. One of the thieves acted as a lookout, while the other grabbed the dog. Both men left the store without paying for the animal.
The dog was implanted with a microchip, and has been reported stolen, officials added.
The dog was valued by the pet shop at about $1,000, Detective Richard Lee said.
Police described the thief who took the dog as a Latino man of 35-40 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 185 pounds. He had black hair and wore long black shorts, along with a white basketball jersey with the phrase “#1 Orlando Magic” on the front and “Hardaway” on the back.
The second thief was described as a Latino man of 35-40 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 180 pounds, police said. He had black hair and wore a white T-shirt and black shorts.
They were last seen driving off in a green, 2002 Mercury Villager minivan.
Anyone with information was asked to call South Pasadena police detectives at 626-403-7280.
View the video here.
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