NORTHGLENN, Colo. (CBS4) – Police are searching for suspects who allegedly stole three puppies from a pet shop before hitting a witness with their car while getting away last week.
At about 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon authorities responded to the report of a theft at the Puppies ‘n’ Stuff pet shop at 1400 West 104th Avenue.
Sandy McDonald, the store’s owner, says that two males entered the shop, picked up three puppies and then ran out the door.
“I was shocked. I mean to just to grab them and run?” said McDonald.
In the alley Kris Goggin saw the men with the puppies and realized what was happening.
“I started chasing them down the alley, they ran all the way down the alley,” said Goggin.
Goggin chased the suspects until they got into a waiting Jeep Grand Cherokee. He attempted to stop the vehicle but it drove off hitting him and knocking him to the ground.
“I held out my arms and legs … to try to stop the car and I looked at the driver for like 10 seconds and then she just started driving,” said Goggin. “I kind of rolled up on to the hood of the car and then fell back on to the ground.”
He was treated and released on the scene for minor injuries.
The puppies stolen were two white Maltese and one German Sheppard.
The driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee is described as a Hispanic female, 16 to 30 years of age, with shoulder length dark hair.
Both Goggin and McDonald wish for the safe return of the dogs.
“Get the dogs back please, the dogs didn’t do anything,” said Goggin.