Stolen Pomera­nian found in the pink — lit­er­ally

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - NEVADA & THE WEST | OBITUARIES -

A 2-month-old Pomera­nian stolen in a smash-and-grab bur­glary last month has been found in good health — and pretty in pink.

The puppy, which weighs just 2 pounds, was re­turned to Pet­land in the Boca Park shop­ping cen­ter this week with pink fur but oth­er­wise ap­peared healthy, as­sis­tant man­ager Vanessa Greene said.

“He’s do­ing great, and he’s play­ful,” Greene added.

The Pomera­nian, along with a slightly older Ger­man shep­herd puppy, had been miss­ing since Sept. 28, when a man shat­tered the store’s glass en­trance with his skate­board and took off with the dogs. The Ger­man shep­herd was found on Tues­day, also in good health, Las Ve­gas po­lice said.

The sus­pected puppy-nap­per, iden­ti­fied by po­lice as 31-year-old Sean Ross, was ar­rested Mon­day. He re­mained in cus­tody Fri­day at the Clark County De­ten­tion Cen­ter on charges of bur­glary and grand lar­ceny, jail records show.

At the time of his ar­rest, there were no signs of the pup­pies. Dur­ing ques­tion­ing, po­lice said, Ross was un­der the in­flu­ence of an un­spec­i­fied con­trolled sub­stance and did not pro­vide any in­for­ma­tion about the pup­pies.

Sur­veil­lance video of Pet­land showed that the sus­pect had vis­ited the store the night be­fore the bur­glary. He could be seen in the footage walk­ing around the pet store just af­ter 8:50 p.m., his skate­board in tow.

Ross’ pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing is sched­uled for Oct. 17, jail records show.

Pet­land

A fe­male Ger­man shep­herd and male Pomera­nian puppy were stolen Sept. 28 from lo­cal Pet­land store. A sus­pect has been ar­rested, and both dogs are in good health.

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