Four Charged In Theft Of 13 Puppies From Manchester Pet Store

Dec 16, 2014

One of the Shar Peis stolen with a Manchester Police Officer Tuesday morning.
Credit Manchester Police Department

Four teenagers are facing felony charges after police say they broke into a Manchester pet store and stole more than a dozen puppies.

Shortly after a break in was reported at Bill’s Pet & Aquarium this morning, a Manchester police officer spotted the suspects in the area carrying two of the missing dogs.

After the suspects were apprehended, Sgt. Brian O’Keefe says all 13 dogs were soon found at a nearby home.

“One of our animal control officers ended up going over there and he was able to scan the microchips in each dog to confirm the fact that they the same dogs taken from the store.”

The combined value of the dogs was more than $5,000, including a Shar Pei, a Papillion, and two Chocolate Labs.

The suspects, three 17-year-olds and an 18-year-old, each face a felony charge of receiving stolen property, along with other various charges.