Man Charged With Stealing $1,600 Dog, Trading It For Crack

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LARGO, FLORIDA — On January 12, 2016, just before 2:00 PM, 38-year-old Wayne Junior Barfield entered All About Puppies located at 7190 Ulmerton Road. The subject left the store shortly afterward; concealing a 9 week old Yorkie puppy. The individual was observed entering an older model, white truck.

Barfield was arrested Friday and charged with grand theft. According to the AP, the suspect traded the dog for crack and cash in St. Petersburg. The dog is still missing. The animal has a microchip and veterinarians in the area have been alerted.

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The dog is worth $1,600. A reward is being offered. Anyone with information is asked to call Largo Police Detective Moore at 727-587-6730.

(Featured image not actual stolen dog, photo via teacupspuppies.com)

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