The search is on for two suspected puppy thieves in Bridgeport.
Police said they received a call about it Thursday morning.
A 32-year-old woman said she met one of the suspects, who identified herself as a 32-year-old woman named Yolanda, while shopping in Pet Co. in Stratford on Aug. 7.
The suspect reportedly offered to sell the victim a 5-week-old male Yorkshire terrier and poodle mixed breed puppy.
Phone numbers were exchanged and two days later, both the victim and the suspect met on Wilmot Avenue. According to police, the victim bought the puppy for $300 cash.
Another two days later, the suspect and the victim exchanged text messages about the animal’s well being. The victim provided her address in the message.
The morning of Aug. 13, the suspect allegedly showed up at the victim’s home with a man.
Both suspects forced their way into the victim’s home, pushing her mother out of the way, according to police. The mother suffered injuries to her arm and leg, but was not seriously hurt.
The suspects took the puppy off the victim’s couch.
They claimed they were taking the pet back because the money the victim used to buy it was counterfeit.
They fled in a four door 90s Chevy Malibu with dark tints.
The woman who called herself Yolanda was described as having long hair extensions.
The man was described as being between 20 and 25 years old and wearing a black uniform.
Anyone with information was asked to call Bridgeport police at 203-581-5201.
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