ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Police are looking for the man who snatched a puppy from a St. Petersburg pet store. A camera captured the crime.
The suspect entered the Animal House Pet center at 950 34th Street North on February 26 around 2 p.m.
He loitered for about 15 minutes before taking the puppy from a holding area.
The puppy, worth hundreds of dollars, was an unnamed, 10 week old, 2 pound gray female Chihuahua with tan paws.
A customer was a witness as the man put the dog in a backpack and quickly left the store.
The assistant manager then called police.
The suspect is in his early 20's, 6'1", slender build, with "big crossed eyes." He was wearing a red shirt, black pants, red shoes, and carrying a black backpack.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Holly Hadrika at (727) 551-3142 or the Economic Crimes/Forgery Unit at (727) 893-7618.