Bridgeport Police search for puppy theft suspects

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Bridgeport Police are looking for two suspects involved with the theft of a puppy.

Police received a call at 9:18 a.m. on Thursday. The victim, a 32-year-old woman, said that she met the suspect while shopping in Petco in Stratford last Friday.

According to police, the suspect is a 32-year-old black woman with long hair extensions who identified herself as Yolanda. She offered to sell the victim a 5-week-old male Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle mix puppy.

Two days later, the suspect and the victim met on Wilmot Ave. in Bridgeport where the victim bought the puppy for $300 in cash.

Police say that another two days later the suspect and victim exchanged text messages about the well being of the puppy, in which the victim included her address.

On Thursday morning, the suspect came to the victim’s residence with a black male between the ages of 20 and 25 years old and was wearing a black uniform. The suspects forced their way in and pushed the victim’s mother out of the way.

The female suspect said that she was taking the puppy because it was purchased with counterfeit money.

The victim’s mother was injured in both her left arm and leg but required no medical attention.

The suspects fled with the puppy in a gold 4-door 1995-1998 Chevy Malibu with dark tints. Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Bridgeport Detective Bureau at (203) 581-5201.

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