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Nine Dogs Stolen From Petland Stores in Plano, Frisco



    Surveillance Video of Petland Dognappers

    Plano police released surveillance video from the Petland in the 300 block of Coit Road that shows two men stealing seven dogs from the store. (Published Monday, Oct. 8, 2012)

    Police are searching for the two men who stole nine dogs from two Petland stores overnight.

    Seven puppies were taken from a Plano Petland in the 300 block of Coit Road, and two were taken from a Frisco Petland in the the 2900 block of Preston Road.

    Plano police said they responded to a burglar alarm call at about midnight. When the officer arrived he found the front door broken, several cages open and the dogs missing.

    Seven dogs were taken including a Dachshund, Beagle, Shih Tzu, Shih-poo, Boston Beagle, English Bulldog and a Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier.

    9 Puppies Dognapped From 2 Pet Stores

    [DFW] 9 Puppies Dognapped From 2 Pet Stores
    Two men broke into two Petland stores in Collin County, stealing a total of nine puppies worth about $4,100.
    (Published Monday, Oct. 8, 2012)

    The total value of the dogs is $4,100, according to Plano police.

    "These are our babies," said Lisa Abair, the owner of the Plano store. "All the staff here -- we take care of our puppies. We love them. They are part of our family. When we talk to people about them going home, it means a lot."

    Police released the above video in hopes of getting the public's help in finding the people who stole the dogs.

    The video shows the two men, whose heads and faces were covered, come into the store through the broken front door, go behind the pet display cases, pull the puppies out and put them in a rolling suitcase and laundry basket. They can then be seen leaving the store through the busted door.

    The owner and manager of the Petland in Frisco discovered the break-in and theft of two English Bulldogs this morning. Petland Frisco posted the puppies' photos in hopes people might see them and call in.

    The two Petland stores are asking for the public's help in locating the puppies and are asking the thieves for the safe return of the puppies.

    "Bring our puppies back," Abair said. "We can find them good homes. We can take care of them. They are more than just merchandise out there to be sold."

    The pet stores said their primary concern is the puppies' health and well-being.

    For more information, contact Abair at the Plano store 972-801-9300 or Josh Nie at the Frisco store 972-377-7233.

    NBC 5's Ray Villeda contributed to this report.