TAMPA — Three Bulldog puppies were stolen from a pet store last week, and now deputies are searching for them and two puppy-napping suspects.
The theft took place just before 5 a.m. Friday from the All About Puppies pet store at 13705 N Dale Mabry Highway, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
Two men dressed in hoodies and sweatpants broke into the store through the glass front door, deputies said, and stole three dogs: Darla, a 4-month-old black-and-white female French Bulldog; Owa, a 2-month-old male tan French Bulldog; and Patches, a 3-month-old female merle English Bulldog.
Then the men fled. Deputies believe they will try to sell the puppies, so anyone looking for a French or English Bulldog should be cautious with whoever they’re dealing with.
Anyone with information about the puppies or the two men should contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200.