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Woman steals $10K puppy from Naperville pet store, police say

She allegedly hid the puppy in her jacket.

A woman is charged with stealing a puppy on Nov. 21, 2020, at Petland, 720 S. Route 59 in Naperville.
A woman is charged with stealing a puppy on Nov. 21 at Petland, 720 S. Route 59 in Naperville.
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A Lockport woman allegedly tried stealing a puppy valued at nearly $10,000 from a Naperville pet store by hiding the dog inside her jacket.

Alicia Johnson-Medrano, 22, allegedly left the Petland, 720 S. Route 59, with a female Yorkshire Terrier puppy, according to a statement from Naperville police.

Officers were called to the store Saturday and arrested her outside, police said. She was allegedly found with the puppy, valued at $9,900.

She faces a felony count each of theft and retail theft.