A number of local pet store locations have been robbed over the past two weeks in what police believe are targeted thefts by the same criminal.
Doggy Style Pets said it was “targeted by a serial thief” who entered at least three stores and demanded cash from the registers. A post From the company’s Instagram account.
The first robbery took place on Saturday, December 16. Around 7:30 p.m At Doggie Style Pets at 2101 South St., employees confirmed. Five days later, at 1804 E. Passyunk Ave. But Doggie Style pets were robbed at the same time. The chain’s location at 1635 Spruce St. was targeted between 3:30 and 3:40 a.m. on Christmas Eve, employees said Thursday.
In all cases, the suspect entered shortly before closing time, Claimed to have a gun. and demanded money at the cash register, police said.
According to Doggie Style Pets, which operates 10 locations in Philly and Bala Cynwyd, no employees were harmed during the encounters. The chain is asking customers to pay by credit or debit card to reduce cash on hand as it aligns with the police investigation.
Police said Thursday that no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.