(WWJ) Two English bulldog puppies have allegedly been stolen from a breeder in Detroit.
Teresa Grimley said it started when her husband agreed to meet a prospective buyer for five-week-old cuties. When the man arrived at the agreed-up location -- McDonalds on Linwood in Detroit -- the breeder said he snatched two furry bundles from their Jeep and ran.
The man sped away in a silver minivan.
Grimley issued a plea, saying the puppies are worth $5,000 — and more than that, they're too young to be separated from their mother.
"It's not about the money, this is about the puppies," she told FOX 2. "They are still suckling from the mother and even if they weren't, they need that nurturing until eight weeks."
"He said, 'I'm telling you, mom, we were sitting in the Jeep, the back door opened, the guy grabbed the dogs,'" she said.
Grimley added that she blames herself.
"The only thing I can think about, is how stupid I was to set up anywhere, other than a police department," said she said.
Meanwhile, Grimley is holding out hope that police find the perpetrator, and she has a message for him.
"I just pray whoever has the puppies just return them, no questions asked," she said.
Anyone with information on the missing puppies should call Detroit police at 313-596-1200.