MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A pet store in Montgomery is asking for the public's help in identifying two people they say stole two puppies on Tuesday.
According to Keith Evans with Petland Montgomery, around 3 p.m. Tuesday two people were captured on surveillance footage walking around the store, each carrying a French bulldog valued at more than $5,000 a piece.
Evans said the two waited until the right time, then bolted from the store with the puppies in their hands and running after them.
According to Capt. Regina Duckett with the Montgomery Police Department, no arrests have been made.
"You gotta know what you're doing with bulldogs," Evans explained, "take special care of them, know their tendencies and what not. And our biggest concern is the health of the puppies. And anyone that would steal a puppy, the likelihood of them taking the proper care of them is virtually zero."
The store is asking for the public to be on the lookout for the two female puppies on any Facebook pages, the Bulletin Board or on Craigslist. They are also offering a $1,000 reward if you can tell them who these people are and the puppies are returned in healthy condition.
Evans said in the store's nearly 47-year history, only one other incident like this has happened. That incident happened in 2011 and the suspect was captured the next day.
If you can identify or know the whereabouts of these individuals, call the Montgomery Police Department.