Two men and a woman are accused of stealing four puppies from a home in Loudoun County and trying to sell them online.
The Great Pyrenees puppies were taken from a home on the 12500 block of Elvan Road in Lovettsville, Virginia in May, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.
Cheyenne Hackett, 19; Roger Lucas Jr., 18; and Javon Mallory, 22, were each charged with grand larceny after police received a tip from someone who spotted the dogs for sale online.
Hackett, of Lovettsville, was arrested in June and also charged with conspiracy to trespass and larceny with intent to sell. Mallory, of Sterling, was arrested in August.
Lucas, of West Virginia, was apprehended in New Jersey last weekend and also charged with conspiracy to trespass and larceny with intent to sell. He is being held in New Jersey on unrelated charges and will be extradited to Loudoun County, police said.
The puppies were found safe in West Virginia.
The puppies were just 6 weeks old when they were taken, The Loudoun Times-Mirror reported when the dogs disappeared. Police were tipped off to the dogs' location when someone selling dogs at an event refused to provide photos of a puppy's parents and a woman grew suspicious and contacted authorities, the paper reported.