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      Local pet shelter wants help stopping puppy theives

      Justice, one of the puppies stolen from Pets, Inc.
      WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WACH)- The head of a local pet shelter said thieves have been stealing puppies from their building.

      Jane Brundage from PETS, Inc.. said two puppies were taken between July 8 and July 9th.

      Brundage said the first puppy stolen was a 10-week-old St. Bernard puppy named Justice.

      An incident report from the Lexington County Sheriff's Department said three people came into Pets, Inc. which is located in the West Columbia area on Orchard Drive. The report said two of the people asked to take the puppy for a walk. One is a Black man. The other two were white women. At 5:45 p.m. the three suspects took the puppy for a walk. When they returned the puppy was not with them.

      The next day, Brundage said three more people took a 6 week old puppy from the same pen.

      Brundage said if you know who may be involved, please call the Lexington Sheriff's Department.

      Brundage sent security video of the possible puppy-nappers. Click on the play button below to see the people Brundage believes are responsible for taking the dogs.

      Anyone with information can call, text or submit online, their anonymous tip to Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:

      CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.

      TEXT to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC," followed by the tip information.

      LOG onto: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red "Submit a tip" tab.

      Tipsters could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

      (DISCLAIMER: THE NARRATION ON THE VIDEO REFLECTS ONLY THE VIEWS OF PETS, INC AND NOT WACH-TV)