SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - Slidell police are searching for a woman accused of stealing a puppy from a Slidell pet store.
The incident happened around 2:45 p.m. Monday at Double M Feed Garden and Pet Supply, located in the 1100 block of Gause Blvd.
Officers say that an eight-week old, apricot colored Toy Poodle was stolen.
Police say that a woman entered the store showing interest in pets and merchandise for sale. The woman snatched the puppy from its kennel while a store employee was briefly distracted, officers say.
She concealed the puppy, exited the store and fled the scene in a red or maroon colored Toyota two-door sedan, police say.
The suspect has been described as a Hispanic female, between 20-25 years old and wearing a plaid shirt and shorts.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Slidell Police Department at (985) 643-3131 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.