Police: Puppy taken from NM 4-year-old returned

March 20, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A puppy stolen from a 4-year-old Albuquerque girl has been returned to her.

Albuquerque police say two women snatched a poodle out of a girl’s arms Tuesday in front of her [auth] house.

Olivia Lippert says the women took the puppy named Pip after they pulled up in a car and asked to see the dog.

The Albuquerque Journal says someone saw news reports and the family’s online posts about the theft and then discovered that the dog was up for sale.

The person bought the male dog and returned him to the Lippert family.

It was unclear Monday whether the women who stole the dog were the ones selling him but police are investigating.

No arrests have been made, but authorities believe the duo may be linked to other crimes.

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