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Burglar pinches puppies


Boca Raton, FL Early Friday morning on June 10, Boca Raton Police officers received a call from a woman, out for her morning walk, reporting a broken front glass door to Puppies of Boca Raton, 2831 North Federal Highway.


When officers arrived, they discovered a rock had been used to smash the front door to the business, which appeared to have been burglarized. A short time later, the owner of the business, Jeffrey Gonzalez, arrived and told officers that three puppies were missing; a brown and black Rottweiler, a tan and black Boxer, and a brown Cocker Spaniel. The total value of the puppies is $4,795. Nothing else inside the business was taken.


Gonzalez told officers that Thursday two suspicious people were looking at Chihuahuas. The male was about 22 years old, short brown hair, about 5'10” tall and 190 pounds, with “joey” or “joseph” tattooed on the back of his neck and a cross tattooed between his thumb and index finger. There was an Asian female with him, who was in her early 20's, about 5'5” tall and thin, with black hair, streaked with red. Gonzales remembered the couple because they asked him several strange questions about their business.


If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to call Detective Jeffrey Stepp at (561) 620-6196 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.



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