MONTGOMERY, Ala. - They dashed out an Alabama pet store carrying two French bulldog puppies worth thousands of dollars, according to police.
Petland Montgomery released photos of the man and woman who owners said spent about 40 minutes shopping in the store on Tuesday holding the two high-dollar dogs while asking sales associates questions.
Petland Montgomery owner Keith Evans told the Associated Press the pair finally distracted a worker with a question and ran out with the Frenchies, which he said typically sell for as much as $5,000 each. Surveillance video shows a worker trying to stop the pair as they flee.
Police have not yet been able to locate the pups, but Evans said police have a good chance since the animals are implanted with a microchip.
Evans believed they specifically targeted the female puppies possible in hopes of breeding and cashing in the popularity of the breed.