RCMP Cochrane – Robbery (puppy) UPDATE

Cochrane, Alberta – On November 20th, 2016 Cochrane RCMP was dispatched to a robbery/assault near Township Road 264 in Cochrane.

At about 2030 hrs,  the Cochrane RCMP were called Township Road 264 when the homeowner, a French bulldog breeder had welcomed a two males into her home as they were interested in purchasing an 8 week old puppy from the recent litter. One of the males picked up a puppy while inside the residence and ran away. The homeowner followed them and got shoved to the ground while attempting to stop them from stealing her puppy. Both males entered the vehicle, where a female was awaiting inside.

The suspects left in blue sport car and were last seen heading Eastbound on Highway 1A.

The first male is described as approximately 5’10 or 5’11, possibly Hispanic 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.

2016-1538206-rich-theft-of-dog-composite-sketch-subje_4The second male is described as 5’6 or 5’7, possibly Hispanic as well, 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.

2016-1538206-rich-theft-of-dog-composite-sketch-subje_3The female is believed to be Hispanic or Asian as well with brown hair, very slender build and small in size.

The suspects barely spoke English and stated they were from El-Salvador.

Attached are the composite sketches obtained from the victim’s description of the two males involved.

The puppy is a bluenose French Bulldog and is valued at $4000.

puppy-stolen-from-cochrane-rcmpPlease be aware of personal safety when selling goods on social Media and take precautions when welcoming strangers into your residence.

If you have any information about this or any other incident, please call the Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.