$1K reward offered for info leading to stolen Naperville puppy

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Saturday, September 10, 2016
Bella the 12-week-old Pomeranian puppy.
Bella the 12-week-old Pomeranian puppy.
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NAPERVILLE, Ill. (WLS) -- Naperville Crime Stoppers are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of a 10-week-old Pomeranian puppy that was stolen from a Petland store earlier this week.

Petland manager Carl Swanson said two people who stole a puppy from his Naperville store are cooperating with Naperville police to locate the dog after they abandoned her in Aurora.

The puppy named Bella was stolen from the store on Route 59 Sunday afternoon by a man and a woman, police said.

Swanson said Aurora police gave a tip to Naperville police Thursday morning, leading to the search effort. They believe the thieves abandoned Bella in a yard in Aurora.

No charges have been filed.

Swanson told police when reporting the theft that he's worried about the dog's well-being and health. Because she is so young, she hasn't had all her vaccinations.

Anyone with information about the location of the puppy are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 630-420-6006 or can contact them through their website at napervillecrimestoppers.com.