Boise Police release photos of suspects in missing dog case
It’s a story we first told you about Monday. A Boise woman has launched a social media alert, looking for her distinctive poodle that was stolen from her vehicle while it was parked a local parking lot. Now, the Boise Police Department is asking for your help in joining the search.
On Friday, Dec. 7, Boise Police officers received a report of a theft from a parking lot at a retail store on the 8300 block of West Overland. The theft took place about 6:30 p.m.
The victim tells police her small poodle (valued at more than $1,000) was left in the bed of a pickup truck while she went inside to shop. When the owner returned to the vehicle, the dog was gone. However, the surveillance footage from the parking lot wasn’t clear enough for investigators to get a good vehicle or suspect description.
The dog is distinctive – it’s described as a black male Toy Poodle with an orange mohawk down its back.
Then, on Saturday, Dec. 8, officers received a call from a concerned citizen who said she may have seen the dog being held by two women in a store on 12th Avenue in Nampa.
“According to the witness, the suspects purchased dog-related items at the store and then left with a dog that matched the description of the stolen poodle,” Boise Police spokesman Charles McClure said.
Store surveillance cameras caught the two women on video, apparently carrying the dog through the store. Now detectives need your help in locating the suspects.
Anyone with any information on this case is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com. You can also text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.