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Police Make Second Arrest In Sterling Puppy Heist

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These lab/Sharpei mixes were stolen from the Sterling Animal Shelter on Wednesday. (credit: Sterling Animal Shelter)

These lab/Sharpei mixes were stolen from the Sterling Animal Shelter on Wednesday. (credit: Sterling Animal Shelter)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Police have arrested a second suspect they say is connected to the theft of 9 puppies from a local animal shelter.

Officers say 22-year-old Jose Figueroa of Worcester was involved in the theft from Animal Shelter Inc. in Sterling.

Last Thursday, employees found a kennel door kicked in and several puppies missing.

At least seven of those puppies have been recovered.

Another Worcester resident, Sylvia Ortiz was arrested last week in connection.

 

 

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