Updated:HAMPTON, Pa. —
Police in Hampton Township are asking for the public's assistance in identifying two people accused of stealing a Pomeranian puppy from a pet store over the weekend.
Authorities said the thieves stole the puppy from Seahorse Pet Paradise on Route 8 just after 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Investigators said surveillance video shows the pair walking into the store. The female then went to the puppy area, while the male adjusted a non-working video camera in an attempt to avoid detection.
Police removed the surveillance camera to get fingerprints.
Police said they believe the female concealed the small puppy in her purse and left the store.
The female is white and has red hair. She was wearing a white coat during the theft. The male was also white. He was wearing dark pants and a blue shirt.
Hampton police said the surveillance video that shows the thieves walking into the store also shows two people walking in behind them. Hampton police said they'd like to talk to those two people to see if they witnessed anything. They are not considered potential suspects.
Anyone with any relevant information is asked to contact the Hampton Township Police Department at 412-486-0400.