Puppy heist: 6 puppies stolen from DC-area pet store

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Police outside Washington are investigating the theft of six puppies from a pet store.

Investigators say someone broke into DC Pups in Manassas, Virginia, and took the dogs from their cages Jan. 1.

Co-owners Roger Kummer and Shania Sample say they got to the store at 6 p.m. Jan. 1 to check on the puppies. However, they discovered that the puppies — which include a Pomeranian, a Maltese, and others about 9 to 12 weeks old — were gone from their cages, along with six travel carriers.

They also say the back window of the shop was broken and a security camera was pulled from the wall.

The dogs sell for anywhere between $800 and $1,100.

Authorities did not immediately release any information about possible suspects.

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