Police searching for puppy seller who stole $1,800
BATON ROUGE – East Baton Rouge Sheriff's detectives are looking for a man who posed as a puppy seller and stole $1,800.
According to reports, a resident of Silver Springs, Maryland told police that she agreed to purchase a puppy from a man she met online. After agreeing on the price for the puppy, the woman sent a MoneyGram worth $730.50 to the seller.
After sending the first MoneyGram, the seller told the woman to send a second one in order to pay the cost of shipping. The woman then sent another MoneyGram worth $1,071 to the seller. The woman never received the puppy.
MoneyGram International was able to provide information to detectives showing where the MoneyGrams were picked up. One was picked up at Albertsons on College Drive on Sept. 28 around 10:20 a.m. and the other was picked up at Walmart located on Burbank Drive the same day around 7 p.m.
According to EBRSO, the suspect is described as a black man wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information concerning this incident or the identity of the suspect is urged to contact the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office at 225-389-5009.