Internet ad leads to knifepoint theft of Ont. puppies
Police are looking for two suspects after a pair of puppies was stolen from a Brant County, Ont. home on April 18, 2014. (OPP sketches)
Published Saturday, April 26, 2014 6:42PM EDT
Police are searching for two suspects after a pair of puppies was stolen from a home in an Internet sale gone wrong.
Shortly after a Brant County, Ont. homeowner posted an ad for two Pomeranian puppies online, a man and a woman showed up at the home to see the dogs.
The couple was let in to the residence on Norwich Road at 4 p.m. on Good Friday to view the puppies, which are about two months old.
Police said one of the suspects then pulled out a knife and physically assaulted the homeowner. The suspects then grabbed the cream-coloured puppies, ran to their vehicle parked outside and drove away.
Ontario Provincial Police said the homeowner suffered minor injuries.
Police are warning the public to be vigilant about letting strangers into their homes.
They're asking anyone with information on the suspects to contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
The male suspect is described as 20 to 30 years old, with dark brown hair, brown eyes and light brown or olive-coloured skin. He's approximately 5-foot-6, with a round face and a stocky build.
The female suspect is described as having white or olive-coloured skin, and is slender and blonde. She's about 5-foot-4 and had her hair in a long ponytail the day of the theft. She was wearing a yellow top and dark pants.
Police said suspects were driving a small white vehicle, but have not specified a year or model.