Largo police make arrest in puppy theft

LARGO — A 24-year-old woman accused of stealing a 9-week-old chihuahua puppy from a pet store Wednesday afternoon was arrested Friday, police said.

Katelynne Rusk of Treasure Island faces a charge of grand theft. Largo police were also searching for two other suspects Friday.

Video surveillance at the store shows Rusk walking into the Petland at 10500 Ulmerton Road about 4:20 p.m. and carrying the small, cream-colored chihuahua named Bella that weighs nearly 2 pounds around the store.

Bella's price: $1,899. Police were still trying to find her Friday.

Rusk was booked into the Pinellas County jail, where she remained Friday afternoon in lieu of $2,000 bail.

Largo police make arrest in puppy theft 11/22/13 [Last modified: Friday, November 22, 2013 6:01pm]

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