The Arlington Heights Police Department is seeking help from the public in gathering information to help solve the case of two dogs stolen from Happiness Is Pets store at 15 West Golf Road Arlington Heights. The dogs are described as a White Havanese, 2.8 LBS and a white and black Shih Tzu, 2.9 LBS. Images of both dogs with their chip numbers are located at the bottom of the article.
The Arlington Heights Police Department responded about 5:57 p.m. Monday, January 30, 2017 to a report of a theft of two designer dogs from the “Happiness is Pets” store, 15 W. Golf Road, Arlington Heights.
Arlington Heights police say a man described as being of a Middle Eastern Indian descent, about 5’6 tall, in the company of a women also of Middle Eastern Indian descent in their early 20’s came into the store and told the clerk they were interested in buying a dog.
The couple were playing with one of the dogs in the pen and asked to see a second dog. While in the pen one of the dogs defecated, so the clerk moved the couple and the dogs to a different pen and left them
alone to retrieve a mop to clean up after the dog. Upon the clerks return the couple and the dogs were no longer in the pen and were no longer in the store.
The store clerk ran out of the store, but was unable to locate the couple or the dogs. No video surveillance video of the couple is available. The dogs are valued at $2065.00 each and are microchipped
for identification purposes.
Anyone having information about this or any other serious crime in Arlington Heights can submit an anonymous tip via text or by telephone: Text keyword 847AHPD and your message to 847411; or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at (847) 590-STOP. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
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White Havanese dog, 2.8 pounds (Chip # 941000019862287).
Shih Tzu – Poodle 2.9 LBS (Chip#941000019862291).