Update: According to several reports two juveniles have been charged in regard to the thefts and one of the dogs, a beagle, has been found.
The Campbell County Sheriff's Office has issued two press releases regarding the recent theft of several dogs from a local shelter.
RUSTBURG, VA - Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is requesting citizen assistance in locating two individuals wanted in conjunction with the theft of four (4) dogs from the Campbell County Animal Shelter (322 Dennis Riddle Drive, Rustburg, VA).
On Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10:35 p.m., a German Shepherd was stolen from the Campbell County Animal Shelter in Rustburg by two unknown subjects. At 4:34 a.m., the same two unknown subjects returned, and stole three (3) other canines.
The included color photo is of two individuals in the vicinity that law enforcement would like to identify for questioning. Photos of the two dogs that are still missing have been included.
The individuals appear to be approximately 5’5 to 6’0 in height, and of slim build.
This is an active investigation; of the four animals stolen the German Shepherd is in need of medical treatment for illnesses associated to heartworm.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of these individuals, their location, or the location of the animals is asked to contact the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 332-9574, submit your tip through CRIME STOPPERS at 1-888-798-5900, or enter a tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on your mobile device.