Two men are reportedly driving around in an animal control truck in Perry, Randolph and Washington counties and stealing dogs out of fenced-in areas.
KMOV reports that Perry County Sheriff Steve Bareis says three dogs have been taken in Perry County and at least two other dog-snatching attempts have been reported.
ABC Channel 7 stated the thieves are apparently targeting purebreds.
Bareis told ABC the dogs are most likely being sold for quick cash and are “gone for good.”
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Crime Online reported that no description of the thieves have been released, and residents should be wary of any unfamiliar people or vehicles in their neighborhoods.