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Teens arrested in Texarkana animal shelter theft of five pit bulls and cat

Two teens have been arrested in connection with the break in. The dogs have not been recovered yet.
Two teens have been arrested in connection with the break in. The dogs have not been recovered yet.
Animal Care and Adoption Center of Texarkana, Arkansas Facebook

Two teens were arrested Wednesday evening by the The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department in connection with the recent break in at the Animal Care and Adoption Center in Arkansas where five pit bulls, a cat, and various pet food and supplies were stolen according to cbs19 tv.

The dogs have not been found; the younger teen claimed the dogs ran away.

The juveniles have been charged with commercial burglary, two counts of breaking and entering and theft, and criminal mischief.

According to the Facebook page of Animal Care & Adoption Center of Texarkana, Arkansas, it is feared dog fighting may have been a motive for stealing the dogs.

"Please help us find these guys they broke in The Animal Care and Adoption Center did alot of damage to the shelter as well as the things that were stolen 7 in 1 shots ,cameras,dog food,dog houses,dog food and the worst stolen 5 pits and 1 cat the cat was tri-colored the pits were as follows 3 black and white and 1 chocolate and white help us get these creeps off the street call 911 if you know them or may have seen them."

A $1,000 reward has been offered for the arrest and conviction of the culprits involved in this heinous crime.

It is reported this is the fifth time the animal shelter has been robbed within the last two months. Nine pit bulls have been stolen. This time authorities were able to procure better photos of the thieves; leading to the juvenile arrests.

If you have any information about this crime, please call Texarkana Arkansas Police Department at 903-798-3154 or Texarkana area CrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP.

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