A gunman robbed a Pico Rivera pet shop of an undetermined amount of cash Wednesday and stole two English bulldog puppies worth $2,500 each, according to the Sheriff's Department.
The man walked into Mr. Bulldog on Whittier Boulevard about 2 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Sergio Escobedo.
Miriam Guillen, manager of the store, told KABC-TV Channel 7, that the robber walked toward the kennels, and a dog tried to jump on him. "That's when he shouted, 'I'll shoot your dog too. Hurry. I want the dogs,' " she said.
Escobedo said the robber took the two 10-week-old puppies and left the store through the back door, which opens onto an alley.
He said the dogs were still drinking goat's milk.
This was the fourth time in six years that Mr. Bulldog had been robbed, Escobedo said.