Woman caught on video stealing puppies

Published: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 1:06 p.m.CDT

NAPERVILLE — Two suburban Chicago pet stores are looking for a woman they say was caught on surveillance video stealing puppies.

The incidents occurred about 30 minutes apart Friday at Petland stores in Bolingbrook and Naperville.

In both cases, employees say a woman asked to see a small white puppy. The woman then distracted employees before putting the puppies in her bag and leaving.

Employees say the thefts appear to have been committed by the same woman, who had blonde hair and was wearing a striped scarf.

The puppy taken from the Bolingbrook store was a 14-week-old white Maltese named Hercules. The Naperville store reported a 10-week-old white Havanese puppy named Casper was taken.

Police are reviewing the video footage. The puppies are valued at about $3,500.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Reader Poll

How far will the Blackhawks advance in the playoffs?
Lose in first round
Lose in second round
Lose in conference final
Lose in Stanley Cup Final
Win Stanley Cup Final