Police hunt for burglars who stole two-month-old puppy from Mong Kok pet shop

A Shiba Inu dog, cash and a mobile phone were stolen from the Victory Avenue store shortly after 2.30am

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 26 October, 2016, 5:24pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 26 October, 2016, 7:03pm

Police are searching for two dognappers who burgled a Mong Kok pet shop in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The two male burglars, thought to be aged between 30 and 50, stole a Shiba Inu breed puppy worth an estimated HK$16,000 along with HK$5,000 cash and a mobile phone.

The two men were captured by surveillance cameras after they broke into the Angel Pet Shop on Victory Avenue shortly after 2.30am, according to the shop owner surnamed Wong.

“They stole money from a cash register and a drawer, and also took the two-month-old Shiba Inu from one of the cages,” the shop owner said.

“It was one of two Shiba Inu in the shop and there are more than 10 other dogs. I don’t know why they just took this one.”

He said the footage showed the two men remained in the shop for about 10 minutes before fleeing with the black and white male puppy, cash and mobile phone.

Police were called to the shop at about 11am after a female staff member, 51, arrived for work and found the shop ransacked.

Wong believed the burglars entered the shop by prying open its roller shutter.

“It is the first such break-in since the shop opened more than 10 years ago,” he said.

Police said one of the men, thought to be aged between 40 and 50, had white hair and a tattoo on his arm. His accomplice, aged between 30 and 40, was wearing glasses at the time of the raid.

Detectives from the Kowloon City police are investigating.