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Alex Cabrero Reporting Police are trying to find who stole a couple of dogs early this morning. Both of the dogs taken from Stef's Animal Attractions off 12th Street are Chihuahuas, but one of them is pure black, no white patches at all -- a rarity.
Every customer who came into Stef's Animal Attractions today asked the same question: What happened to the front door? Stefanie Butte doesn't mind answering the questions; she's just sick it happened to her store because just three months ago the same thing happened.
Someone broke in and stole a Chihuahua in December; then, early this morning, someone broke in stole two more Chihuahuas.
Stefanie Butte said, "Oh, I'm a small business. I'm not like Wal-Mart or Petco or somebody who has money to spare. So when something like this happens to me, it's pretty devastating."
Butte thinks the thief was in her store before because of the way in the suspect didn't touch anything else.
"They knew exactly what they were going for. They didn't touch my till, they didn't go for any money, they didn't touch any merchandise. They ran straight in, grabbed the Chihuahuas, and ran straight out," she said.
One of the two dogs stolen is a pure black Chihuahua, which is kind of a unique animal the store had. Now it's gone.
Kaycee Twitchell, who works at the store, said, "I don't think anybody takes it harder than me."
She has been working with these dogs a long time and only wishes whoever stole them would bring them back.
"How could somebody break my heart like that? They're my babies. I'm here with them more than anybody," she said.
It's not likely the thief will surrender to police, so workers are just hoping that unique black Chihuahua pops up somewhere and whoever sees it will know it's been stolen.