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Two puppies stolen from Ed's Pet World

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The owner of Ed's Pet World in Mitchell wants his puppies back.

Two Miniature Poodle puppies were stolen from Ed's early Tuesday morning.

This is the second puppy burglary in just two years at Ed's.

The last time, he was able to recover the dogs with the media's help. That's why he reached out to us again, in hopes of bringing two innocent puppies back to safety.

Not even 24 hours of the two miniature poodles arriving at Ed's Pet World, they were stolen. 

Anderson says he feels violated. But because he has 10 surveillance cameras, he's hopeful the suspect -- and puppies -- will be located.

"It was about 1:45 A.M. Tuesday morning and a burglar came through this door. He came here and he broke the handle of the door off and we don't know exactly what and then pushed the door open," said Anderson.

From there, the suspect walked straight to the cash register at the front of the store.

"He shut the drawer accidentally. Well now he can't get the drawer open so he rips the whole thing out and was connected in there and pulled a bunch of wood out with it. And when he did that and he took it and picked it up and just dropped it on the floor trying to break it. He looked confused and next thing you know, he was carrying it to the back where he took a hammer and beat on it," said Anderson.

Next, the suspect heads back to where the puppies are kept.

"He opened this up and the two puppies were in there and he took them out of the cage," said Anderson.

This surveillance video shows the suspect walking around with the two puppies wrapped in his coat.

Anderson hopes somebody recognizes this man. These eight-week-old puppies have just weaned off their mother's milk. They're just getting used to soft food and given extra supplements if needed.

"It makes you mad. It's just, what type of person would come in and steal puppies. I would have been alright if they would have just taken the cash but to come and take two live animals that they're probably didn't have any thought in the care or what they're going to do with them," said Anderson.

If you have any clues, you should call or text the Mitchell Crime Stoppers. They're offering a minimum $250 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

Anderson himself is offering a reward of $150 and a Rapid City donor is adding another $100 to that.

Mitchell police say the man was white with dark hair. They think he was around 5-foot-8-inches to 6-feet tall weigh around 180 to 200 pounds. He was wearing a baseball cap, a heavy two-tone jacket, a light-colored sweatshirt, jeans and tennis shoes during the robbery.

 

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