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Stolen Port St. Lucie puppies recovered, suspects won't face charges

Posted: 5:12 PM, Apr 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-09 13:13:46-04
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UPDATE: Two teenagers suspected of stealing two puppies from a Port St. Luice store won't face charges.

Martin County Sheriff's Office deputies recovered the animals when the mother of one of the teens contacted them after watching the evening news.

The pair wanted to raise the puppies and keep them as personal pets, police said in a statement.

The victim refused to pursue charges and only asked for $175 for each dog to have the animals evaluated by a veterinarian so they could be sold, police said.

Investigators said the teenagers wrote letters of apology to the victim and no criminal charges will be filed in the case.

EARLIER STORY:

Port St. Lucie police have released surveillance video of two women they have identified as suspects in connection with the theft of two puppies.

Police say a goldendoodle puppy and a red husky puppy were taken from Paradise Puppies Boutique on April 4 around 4:20 p.m.

Investigators say the two women were recorded on surveillance video.

While inside, the pair asked an employee if they could pick up the dogs. The employee said she went into a back room briefly and when she returned the women left with the animals, according to police.

Investigators say the pair took off in a black midsize Infinity SUV.

Suspects' description according to Port St. Lucie PD

SUSPECT #1 White female, thin build, 18-20 yrs., 5’5”-5’7”, blonde hair (Wearing a black long sleeve shirt, shorts & sneakers).

SUSPECT #2 White female, thin build, 18-20 yrs., 5’5”- 5’7”, blonde hair (Wearing a white long sleeve shirt, shorts & sneakers).

Anyone with information is urged to call Port St. Lucie Police detective J. Morgan at (772) 879-3379, or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-TIPS (8477)