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Puppy perp swipes pricey Pomeranian

In a brazen canine caper on Christopher St., a guy stole a fancy puppy from a pet shop on Tues., June 22, police said.

Cops said that shortly before 4 p.m. that day, an unidentified man entered CITIPUPS, at 45 Christopher Street. He allegedly perused the puppies on display, playing a little Plexiglas “footsy” with a Pomeranian he liked. He then entered a restricted area of the store and grabbed the dog, valued at $3,495 from its cage. He exited the place without paying.

Police on the case of the furry felony released a surveillance photo and video of the suspect, who is wanted for grand larceny. The video shows him leaving with the puppy in his bag and a grin on his face.

The suspect wore distinctive blue jeans that were white below the knees.

Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. All tips are strictly confidential.

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