WASHINGTON CITY, Utah — A Southern Utah pet store and local law enforcement are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man they believe stole a puppy with the help of a few other people.
Puppy House, located in Washington City, said the man pictured below stole the puppy Thursday morning around 10 a.m.
According to the pet store, the man waited outside until they opened and then entered on his own.
“Then what appeared to be his wife came in. You can see her in the video with the orange skirt and what appeared to be his daughter,” Puppy House wrote, referencing the video above. “Then another teenage girl came in. He grabbed the pup by the back of the neck and stuck him in a backpack. Then he sits down and pretends he’s interested in another dog and needs help. go get money and the whole family leaves at the same time.”
The stolen puppy was a Morkie, which is a mix between a Maltese and a Yorkshire Terrier.
The man then reportedly fled in a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.
“Please help us get our morkie back as they are a delicate breed that need 24/7 care as they can go hypoglycemic if stressed or malnourished!” the outlet wrote in an email to FOX 13 News.
Anyone who sees or recognizes the suspect or pup is asked to call the Washington City Police Department at 435-986-1515 and reference case number 22z003900.
The store is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the pup’s return.