UPDATE: Armed Robber Steals Puppy from Pet Shop

UPDATE: The puppy, named Remus, was found and returned to the store on Thursday.

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- Police are looking for a man who stole a puppy in an armed robbery at a pet store in Wilkes-Barre.

Police say the man was shopping for dogs with his family at Tropic Pet Center along South Main Street. The family left, and the man returned alone just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Investigators say he threatened a worker and took off with a 9-week-old rottweiler.

No one was hurt during the armed robbery.

Image from Wilkes-Barre Police Department Facebook page

Police released a surveillance photo of the robber. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or Wilkes-Barre police at 570-208-4200.

2 comments

  • whopperplopper

    poor dog. if they don’t find it soon, he’ll be wearing a spiked collar guarding the back door of their flop house.

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