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Stolen puppy valued at nearly $5,000 recovered in Parma; dognapper cited

Posted at 11:41 AM, Jun 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-21 13:25:26-04

PARMA, Ohio — A Yorkshire Terrier puppy that was stolen from a Parma Petland store last Friday has been recovered by Parma Police, and the man accused of stealing the dog was cited and released, according to police.

On Friday afternoon, a man walked into Petland in Parma on Friday, spent time with a Yorkshire terrier puppy and then left with the dog in hand without paying for it, according to Parma Police.

It happened around 2:15 p.m. at the Petland located at 7651 W. Ridgewood Drive.

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The dog was valued at $4,899, police said.

The puppy was recovered by Parma Police on Monday evening and returned to the Petland unharmed, according to an update from police.

The man who allegedly stole the puppy was identified as a 26-year-old Cleveland man who was cited for theft and released, police said. The man is scheduled to appear in Parma Municipal Court on June 29.

Anyone with information about the man's identity or his or the dog's whereabouts is asked to call the Parma Police Department at 440-885-1234.

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