Gwinnett police capture accused puppy snatcher

SNELLVILLE — The Gwinnett Police Department arrested a woman and charged her with robbery by sudden snatching and criminal attempted robbery after she allegedly stole a French bulldog puppy that she had agreed to purchase and attempted to steal another.

After communicating online regarding the sale of the puppy and agreeing to a price, the victim met the woman in a local business parking lot in the 3300 block of Centerville Highway in Snellville on July 26.

According to police, the woman asked the victim if she could hold the puppy to look at it and once the victim handed the dog over, the suspect fled in her vehicle.

After meeting with the original victim, officers were contacted by a second victim who described the same woman meeting her at the same location about an hour earlier. The second victim said she had communicated online with the suspect and agreed to a price for the dog. She came to meet the suspect and when she showed her the dog, the suspect allegedly grabbed the dog and attempted to flee but the second victim was able to stop her and get the dog back.

If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. 

Case Number: 220060483, 2200605211

Reminder: Crime articles contain only charges and information from police reports. Suspects and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


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