Petland Bellaire asks for public’s help identifying suspects who vandalized store, attempted to steal puppies
HOUSTON – Petland Bellaire asked for help identifying three suspects who destroyed the store and tried to steal puppies early Sunday morning.
Surveillance videos inside and outside the store captured the attempted robbery. At around 6:22 a.m. on Sunday, three people parked a gray van at the entrance to Petland Bellaire at 6429 Westheimer Road. The license plate number of the vehicle is not clearly visible. Surveillance footage shows people smashing the front door of the shop with a tire iron. Then they went to the kennels. When the masked men noticed that Petland employees were working in the kennels, they fled the shop.
No employees were injured and no animals were taken.
“Fortunately, this robbery was unsuccessful and our team members who worked in the kennels, as well as our pups and all animals are safe and unharmed,” said Casey Gibson, manager of Petland Bellaire, in a statement. “We ask our friends and neighbors in the community to contact the Houston Police Department if they have information that could lead to the arrest of those responsible for this vandalism and attempted theft.”
The Sunday morning attempted robbery marks the third heist this year that has involved a Petland store near Houston. Earlier this year, a man broke into the Petland Webster site and stole three puppies. Despite the efforts of the Webster Police Department, no one was arrested. On July 5, two women stole a French Bulldog puppy from the Petland Woodlands location. Shenandoah police arrested the women a few days later.
Anyone who can identify the suspects are urged to call the Houston Police Department at (713) 884-3131.
The footage from the surveillance cameras of the attempted robbery can be accessed via the links below.
Security video from outside Petland Bellaire
Security video from Petland Bellaire
Security video from the kennel area in Petland Bellaire
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