Stolen puppies found abandoned in north metro

5:00 PM, Jul 31, 2013   |    comments
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BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. - The owner of a Prior Lake kennel says three of four puppies stolen from his operation early Monday have been recovered after being abandoned in the northern suburbs.

Jeff Bardon with Thunder Owl Kennels says two of the Siberian Husky pups were found abandoned in Brooklyn Center and one was found abandoned in Crystal.

One puppy remains unaccounted for.

Surveillance video captured the image of a man entering the kennel between 1:30 and 2 a.m. Monday, scooping up a handful of pups and running off.

The dogs are only three-and-a-half weeks old, and haven't even received their first shots. They are worth a combined $2,000.  

Bardon says the suspect has several tattoos, including one on the back of his neck. Anyone who knows the identity of the man or the location of the one puppy still missing is asked to call Prior Lake Police at 952-440-3555.

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