Paso Robles police are searching for a suspect who allegedly snatched a puppy from a local pet store on Sunday afternoon.
According to PRPD, they received a call around 4:35 p.m. on Sunday regarding the theft of a puppy from a local pet store called The Pet Department on the 700 block of 6th Street. When officers arrived, they determined a white adult female suspect entered the business and stole an eleven-week-old, tan-and-white English bulldog puppy, valued by the store at $900.00.
Officers used the store’s video surveillance system to view the suspect. She was seen on video taking the dog and concealing it under her dress. According to police, the suspect, Allison Rae Trammel, 24, of rural North San Luis Obispo County, was able to walk out of the store unnoticed by employees or customers. Store employees discovered the theft a few hours later and called police immediately.
The puppy was recovered through the investigation, and was located at approximately 3:50 p.m. on Monday at a house on the 500 block of Palm Court in Paso Robles (which is not Trammel’s listed home residence.)
Police say the dog was found to be in good health and was returned to the pet store. According to PRPD, Trammel is known to frequent the cities of Atascadero and Paso Robles, along with the unincorporated areas of northern SLO County. Police say Trammel, who was just recently released from jail for allegedly possessing narcotics for sale, is possibly driving a red or maroon-colored KIA Optima four-door car.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 237-6464.