Puppy stolen from Newton pet store

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NEWTON, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – Newton police are searching for a puppy they said was stolen from a pet store.

A Newtonville Pets employee told officers that three men came into the store at about 7 p.m. Saturday with a ferret they said they had found.

The clerk told police that she began looking up ferret adoption centers and one of the men bought an animal carrier.

The woman told police that after the men left she noticed an 11-week-old Shih Tzu, who was roaming around the store freely, was missing. She said she believed one of the men took the dog while she was distracted.

The first man was described as 50-years-old with a gray/black goatee and was wearing a brown jacket. The second man had olive-colored skin, was clean-shaven, had short brown hair and a round face. The woman was not able to provide a description of the third man.

Anyone with information should call Newton police at 617-796-2100.