A pair of thieves allegedly stole a puppy from a Flatbush Avenue pet store in Marine Park on June 15, and the store owner is worried that the tiny dog’s life is in serious danger without its regimen of life-saving medicine.
“The dog needs to have regular care,” said David Dietz, the owner of Puppy Paradise, near Troy Avenue. “If they don’t do that the dog will only last 48 hours or die.”
A man and his girlfriend came into the pet haven just after 5 pm on Monday to look at the dogs, and while the woman was distracting the salesperson, her beau took the one-month-old, one-pound, female Yorkie named Covina and ran out the door toward Avenue P, according to Dietz.
A spokeswoman for the police department confirmed the account and added that the cops are investigating the incident.
Covina needs regular sugars, dietary supplements, and vitamins daily to help with her early development, along with a constant supply of water, according to Dietz, who said he and his staff are worried for the pup’s life.
“We’re extremely concerned at this point,” he said.
Dietz claims that the man’s girlfriend pressured him to steal it, with surveillance video showing her pushing him to take it.
“It wasn’t the man that wanted to steal the dog, it was the girlfriend that is coaxing him,” he said.
The owner added he is willing to drop charges if the bandits return the puppy soon.
“I’m not interested in getting this person convicted. We just want to get the dog back,” he said. “I’m willing to drop any charges.”
Anyone with information can email Dietz directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Otherwise, anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, on Twitter @NYPDTips.