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Police seek Hunterdon County puppy-napper

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Clinton Township police are looking for a man they say stole a Yorkshire Terrier puppy from a Hunterdon County resident on Wednesday.

On April 15 at 5:26 p.m., the victim made arrangements to sell a Yorkshire Terrier puppy to a buyer, who was possibly from Trenton, police said.

The two agreed to meet at the Annandale Train Station, where the victim would sell the puppy to the buyer in exchange for $650.00. When the victim and the buyer met, the buyer took the puppy and ran from the scene, without paying, police said.

The victim was able to provide a description of the suspect, as well as the telephone number he utilized to communicate with the victim but police were unable to locate him, police said.

Anyone with information is asked contact Dsgt. Lawrence Anthes at 908-735-6000, ext. 402. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-321-0010, going online to crimestoppershunterdon.com or through the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. All tips are anonymous and kept confidential.

“As a reminder, please exercise caution when meeting anyone to complete internet purchases…the Clinton Township Police are pleased to offer the public a safer alternative, in the form of our “Internet Purchase Exchange” location. This clearly marked parking space at Police Headquarters is under video surveillance, and available to the public for this purpose,” police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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