Siberian Huskies Stolen from Pet Store

LAS VEGAS -- A pet store in northwest Las Vegas is the scene of the latest burglary involving animals. Two Siberian Husky puppies were stolen Tuesday night from the Puppy Boutique on N. Rancho Drive near Craig Road.

The owner of the store was notified in the middle of the night that the store's alarm was triggered. Surveillance video shows two suspects breaking in and snatching the 11-week-old puppies. They were only in the store for 45 seconds.

"I'm Mad. I'm devastated. I don't know what these people are thinking," said Paulo Tomas, owner of Puppy Boutique.

Tomas said he had been warned earlier in the day by police about the burglaries.

Both puppies have microchips and are registered with a national missing pet group that has alerted subscribers in the Las Vegas area. The puppies are siblings. One is female, the other is male.

"These are high dollar pets. So, we're thinking if anyone comes across trying to sell an animal at a much lower cost than what they normally go for, that should be an indication to get a hold of us and let us know,"said Metro Police Officer Jose Hernandez.

The pet store owner said the puppies are young and need special care and attention.

Link: Photos of Stolen Pets

A few days earlier, two other stores with pets were targeted (see surveillance video). Four dogs were stolen from Prince and Princess Puppies & Boutique and four parrots and four bearded dragon lizards were stolen from Acrylic Tank Manufacturing.

Police are warning local pet shop owners to beef up their security.

Anyone with information is being asked to call police, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at (702)385-5555.


More Stories

Don't Miss

  • Community Calendar
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Connect with 8 News NOW
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Founder's Day of Caring
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Community Pride
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Politics Now
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News

Video Center