Two puppies from suburban pet stores have been reported stolen in a potentially linked set of cases, according to media reports.
A woman described as having blonde hair and wearing a striped scarf allegedly asked employees to see a small white puppy at Petland stores in Bolingbrook and Naperville, the reports said. The woman then distracted the employees before proceeding to put the puppies in her purse and leaving. The incidents occurred about 30 minutes apart on Nov. 8 and appear to have been committeed by the same woman.
Police are reviewing video footage, according to the release, and the 14-week-old Maltese and 10-week-old Havenese puppies were valued at about $3,500.