Deputies have recovered a 14-week-old Maltese puppy that was stolen from a pet store Friday, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office announced.
The incident happened at the AquaticDog Pet Store, located on East Iliff Avenue.
The sheriff's office says a tip led investigators to Westminster, where deputies recovered the dog.
The alleged thieves were caught on camera. The sheriff's office says one of them, a woman wearing a black and white jacket, picked up the puppy, stuffed it in her jacket then walked away.
Deputies paid the alleged thieves a visit, at which time they turned over the dog.
The woman is facing a felony theft charge, as the puppy was worth $2,400. It has since been returned to the store.