NEW HYDE PARK, LONG ISLAND (WABC) — A four-month-old Boston terrier named Pip was stolen from The Left Paw in New Hyde Park.

Employees at the pet store say the 15-pound puppy was taken out of its cage around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

“To us, our dogs are our world, and to see a dog taken out of the environment without supplies or food is very concerning for the pet and their health,” said Alison Stewlett, manager of The Left Paw.

CCTV footage shows a man and a child entering the store to examine the puppy. They were even seen trying to open some of the locks.

Staff reports that the child returned later with a woman who watched as he unlocked the cage door.

“His mother stood by him and even opened the cage for him,” Steulett said.

Another customer in the store told the manager that he saw the child leave with the dog. The manager ran out after they were told about the stolen puppy, but it was too late.

“If we can find out who did it and where they are to try to get this puppy back to make sure he has a safe home is the best we can hope for,” Steulett said.

Surveillance video shows a child and a woman getting into a dark-colored car and driving away.

Officials say the woman was white with black hair and was wearing a black top and blue jeans.

Workers say dogs like “Pip” sell for about $5,400.

Their main task is to find out who stole the puppy and get it back safely.

“Left Paw” reported the incident to the police.

Anyone with information about the dog’s whereabouts is asked to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.


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