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Criss Angel offers $5,000 reward for return of his stolen puppy


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Criss Angel launches at Bare Pool Lounge in the Mirage on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011.

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Criss Angel's new teacup Yorkshire terrier.

Magician Criss Angel has offered a $5,000 reward for the recovery of four puppies stolen from the pet store Prince and Princess Puppies & Boutique -- his new teacup Yorkshire terrier was among the four stolen.

Criss, the Magician of the Century, had left the puppy in the care of owner Gloria Lee as he took off for a weeklong vacation in Mexico that began today. Criss purchased the puppy days ago to replace the loss of his puppy Dini.

Gloria said: “I’m very upset and concerned for the well being of all four of the young puppies that were stolen [Sunday] night in the robbery, which happened just before midnight.

“These puppies are like babies. They need special care and supervision, and, if not, their well being could deteriorate rapidly.”

Criss, who stars in Cirque du Soleil’s “Believe” at the Luxor, asks if anybody has information to contact Metro Police at (702) 828-3573.

Criss told friends at the Luxor: “We have to find these puppies. We have to catch these people. This could be devastating.”

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  1. Wow sad, but I guess Chris isnt the only one to make things "dis-appear lol Hope the scum bags return the poor animals.

  2. Feel bad for him that his puppy was stolen, a puppy he probably paid a lot of money for, but.....with all the dogs (and cats) sitting in shelters needing homes, he couldn't go to a shelter and adopt a dog??? He had to "buy" one??

  3. Pets from pet shops are just puppy mill products. Too bad for the dogs.

  4. It doesn't matter where you buy a puppy, you still love it the same. If it gets stolen by cowards, it hurts your heart because you love that puppy so much. I hope all the puppies are found unharmed very soon. Good luck Criss in getting back your little bundle of joy.

  5. No one on this board knows whether or not Chris devotes his time or money to animal causes. Don't judge him (and I am not of fan of his). The tragedy that a bunch of very bad people took these animals and no one knows there intent. I hope they are not used for dog fighting, or tortured etc.

  6. Stolen for a Mexican dogfighting operation. So sad...

  7. Who takes their puppy back to a Puppy Mill Store when they go out of town? That was your second mistake. The first one was BUYING a puppy from a puppy mill retail outlet.