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Puppy rescued after theft at Orlando pet shop

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Posted at 9:17 AM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 10:06:04-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Police in Orlando have helped save a puppy that was stolen from a pet shop.

The Orlando Sentinel reports the Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix puppy was taken from The Puppy Shop on Sunday.

Police spokeswoman Michelle Guido says three teenagers walked into the store, nabbed the dog from its pen and then ran away.

Officers searched the area before finding one of the suspects, a 16-year-old girl, hiding in a yard with the puppy.

Guido says a second suspect, a 16-year-old boy, was also found and arrested. The third suspect remains on the loose.

Police say both suspects are facing felony theft charges.

This is at least the fourth time the shop has reported a dog stolen since 2013.