SHENANDOAH, Texas – Two women are in custody after authorities said they stole a French bulldog from a pet store in Shenandoah.
The theft happened on Monday around 12:41 p.m. at the Petland store on the North Freeway near Ed English Drive, according to the Shenandoah Police Department.
Police said Tavaria Hamilton and Sarena Agge went into the store, stole the 10-week-old puppy named Mario, valued at $11,499, and fled in a silver four-door vehicle.
Authorities said they canvassed the area in search of the duo and found the suspects’ getaway vehicle about 10 minutes later heading southbound on I-45.
Officials were able to stop the women near the Montgomery-Harris County line and found Mario inside the vehicle unharmed, police said.
Mario was returned to the pet store. Hamilton and Agge were arrested and charged with theft of property.