Two teenage girls were caught on camera stealing tiny puppies from a Los Angeles pet store, owners said.
Surveillance footage shows the pair purportedly pinching two 6-week-old pups — still nursing and not yet ready to leave their mom — from Jazmin’s Pet Supply in Compton, KTLA reported.
The girls were filmed walking into the shop at 6:40 p.m. Thursday.
The duo, believed to be 13-year-olds, then allegedly leaned over a gate and grabbed two of the French poodles.
They then appear to stuff the dogs, worth $350 each, into their purses and left.
The entire theft took around two minutes, said store worker Erika Carreras.
“Probably they had already come in before, because they just come in and open the cage and just grab them and leave,” she told KABC.
Jazmin’s Pet Supply released the clip in a bid to track down the culprits.
If caught, the pair could face petty theft charges, according to KABC.
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