Report: Designer puppies stolen from 3 stores returned to Lake S -

Report: Designer puppies stolen from 3 stores returned to Lake St. Louis Petland

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By Belo Content KMOV By Belo Content KMOV

(KMOV) – Expensive puppies stolen from three different stores were dropped off at a Lake St. Louis pet store on Sunday, the store manager confirmed to News 4.

According to the Associated Press, a woman on Friday was caught on surveillance video stealing from stores in Bolingbrook and Naperville about 30 minutes apart.

The puppy taken from the Bolingbrook store was a 14-week-old white Maltese named Hercules. The Naperville store reported a 10-week-old white Havanese puppy named Casper was taken.

Lake St. Louis police confirmed to News 4 they are involved in the investigation after a Maltese puppy was taken from the Lake St. Louis Petland.

Police believe the same woman is reponsible for all the thefts.

All three were dropped off by a man at the Lake St. Louis Petland on Sunday.

According to the store manager, the man walked away before he could be identified. Additional details surrounding the puppies' return were not immediately available.

Police are reviewing the video footage. The puppies are valued at about $3,500.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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