Cochrane RCMP have released sketches of two suspects sought in the theft of a $4,000 puppy on the weekend.
A dog breeder called police Sunday night reporting that a French bulldog puppy had been stolen by two men who replied to her ad of puppies for sale. The woman allowed the men into her home and one picked up a puppy and they ran away. The breeder tried to stop them but was pushed to the ground.
The men got into a vehicle in which a woman was waiting. The blue sports car was last seen heading eastbound on Highway 1A. The men are both possibly hispanic and barely spoke English. They told the victim they were from El Salvador.
One man is about 5 foot 10 or 11 with well-styled, short brown hair. He has a slender build and was wearing a blue jacket with a white polo shirt underneath, blue jeans and white Converse-style sneakers.
The second man is not as tall, 5 foot 6 or 7, with a thicker build, full lips, inset/slanted eyes and brown hair. He was wearing khaki beige pants, tapered at the bottom and a tan t-shirt with black geometric designs.
The woman is believed to be Hispanic or Asian as well with brown hair, very slender build and small in size.
If you have any information about this incident, please call the Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.