A dog that was allegedly stolen from an Atlanta animal shelter by a couple has been returned unharmed, police said Friday.
The investigation into identifying the suspects continues.
The two-year-old female Yorkshire Terrier mix was taken from Lifeline’s Fulton County Animal Services on Feb. 11. The dog’s absence was noticed when the people who had adopted her came to get her.
Video surveillance shows a female with long blonde hair taking the dog out of a cage and petting it, police say. She is also seen taking the dog out of her purse and putting it inside of her jacket, concealing the dog.
After having been there for about 10 minutes, she and the man with her walk to a gold or tan Oldsmobile and leave.
The cost to adopt dogs from the shelter varies. Lifeline often holds promotions allowing dogs to adopted for free or low prices. Last month, all dogs could be adopted for $85.
Anyone with information on the case may call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. All callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 if their tip leads to an arrest and indictment.
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