Puppy worth Rs 20k stolen from shop in Kochi; Owner hopeful it will return

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Kochi: The owner of the pet shop in Nettoor, from where a puppy was stolen, hopes to get back his pet. Earlier too pets had gone missing from the shop and he had got them back days later. So, shop owner Basith is hoping that the puppy, which a woman and a man stole from the shop on Saturday, will return to him.

The man and woman stole a puppy in the Shih Tzu breed that costs around Rs 20,000. They reached the shop on a bike and stole the puppy by hiding it in their helmet when the staff were distracted. The shop owner and employees realised that the pet was stolen when another customer came to the shop to get a puppy. Following this, they checked the CCTV footage and found that the youth stole the puppy.

Basith has filed a complaint with the Panangad police. However, the number plate of the bike that they came on is not clear in the visuals.

The youth also stole dog food from another shop in Vyttila. Police suspect that the man and woman who stole the puppy are from outside the state.

They tried to steal from another shop, but when the shop owner caught them, they paid for this using an online payment app. The investigation is currently underway focusing on the information from this transaction and the CCTV footage. According to a report, police are likely to widen the investigation to other states, including Karnataka.

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