Hampton Police search for suspect wanted for stealing Yorkie puppy from pet store

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Posted at 12:02 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 12:05:56-05

HAMPTON, Va. - Hampton Police is looking for a person wanted for stealing a Yorkie from a business's kennel early Wednesday morning.

Officials say around 3:44 a.m., they received a call in reference to a commercial burglar alarm in the 4000 block of West Mercury Blvd.

When officers arrived they found a door unlocked and checked the building.

According to the preliminary investigation, force was used to gain access to the canine room of the store. Police say the suspect fled the store on foot with a Yorkie puppy from the kennel.

The suspect is described as a unknown race male wearing a black face mask, a black jacket, black pants, black shoes, and black gloves. There are no photos of the suspect available at this time.

If you or anyone you know has information that will assist police, they are encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–6111 or the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also send an anonymous tip by visiting our secure tip form at Crime Line callers remain anonymous and never appear in court. If a Crime Line tip results in an arrest, the caller may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00.