Krista Kazan
Krista Kazan

Suffolk County police say they have apprehended a woman wanted for stealing an $1,800 purebred Pug puppy from a Dix Hills pet store last month.

Krista Kazan was arrested Saturday and charged with grand larceny for the alleged Feb. 17 theft of the puppy from Yippity Yap on East Jericho Turnpike.

Crime Stoppers had released a surveillance photo of the woman stealing the dog. The pup was returned to the store by a family member the day after the surveillance photos were released, police said.

The 43-year-old suspect was released without bail after being arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip. She is due back in court May 9.

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