Suspect arrested in apparent puppy theft caught on surveillance video

- San Jose police say a person has been arrested in connection to the apparent theft of a puppy that was caught on surveillance video.

Police had asked for the public's help in identifying a suspect who stole a puppy from inside a business on Monday.

  Officers said they received information regarding the person responsible for stealing "Nyla" the puppy. Police arrested Mohammed Nayl at his residence in Ceres, California on Wednesday morning. Nayl was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail for possession of stolen property.  

Nyla was recovered from the home and has been happily reunited with its owner. 

The puppy was taken from an unidentified business in the 2000 block of Bering Drive in San Jose at 3:17 p.m. Monday.

According to police, the suspect petted the six-week-old Husky/Golden Retriever mix that approached him, grabbed the dog, walked back to his vehicle and drove away.

Police said the suspect drove a black Mercedes-Benz SUV which had yellow windshield wipers. The dog is described as having gray fur with a white tail that was sporting a pink collar with the name "Nyla" engraved on it.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call police at (408) 277-8900.

Bay City News contributed to this story

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