A reward is on offer for the safe return of six dogs that were stolen from a Texas pet store at the weekend and are worth over $20,000.
The smash-and-grab robbery occurred on Friday night at Pet City, located at 230 Bammel Westfield Rd in Houston. The store had only recently closed when the masked thieves burst in around 7.30pm.
Surveillance footage from inside the shop show two men cracking open the kennels and raiding the cages. They stole four four English Bulldog – worth $3,500-$5,000 each – as well as two French bulldogs, each worth about $3,500.
Raid: Surveillance video from inside Pet City in Houston show two men going through the cages and making off with six puppies
At the very least the dogs are worth $21,000 collectively.
The robbers appear to know what they are looking and leave other dogs behind.
As the men fled the store, two other individuals are seen assisting in the theft, KTRK reported.
The owners of the store say they are determined to find the people responsible and get their dogs back.
‘You need to bring back our dogs,’ said owner Sheri Stack.
‘We’re going to find you.’
The footage shows the men opening the kennels. They appear to know what they are looking for and leave some dogs behind
One of the thieves is seen here taking the dogs out of the cage. Six dogs were stolen
The owners say they are most concerned about whether the dogs are being looked after properly by the thieves.
One of the dogs was injured during the robbery. It is seen in the surveillance video falling out of its cage.
Pet City owners are offering an $800 reward for each dog.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Pet City at (281) 587-2336.
The smash-and-grab robbery occurred on Friday night at Pet City, located at 230 Bammel Westfield Rd in Houston