Published On: Mon, Jun 27th, 2011

Boca pet store burglar escapes empty-handed

BOCA RATON – A burglar intent on stealing man’s best friend got away empty handed June 10, police said.

Public Information Manager Mark Economou said officers received a call from a woman, out for her morning walk, who noticed a glass door to Puppies of Boca Raton, 2831 North Federal Highway, was broken.

When officers arrived, they discovered a rock had been used to smash the front door to the business. Economou said the owner initially reported three dogs were taken, but later said that he had miscounted, and none was missing. Nothing else was taken.

The owner told officers that on June 9, two suspicious people were looking at Chihuahuas.  He said he remembered the couple because they asked him several strange questions about their business.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jeffrey Stepp at (561) 620-6196 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.