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Remorseful Puppy Thieves Send 'I'm Sorry' Note and $600 to Pet Store

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A pair of thieves wanted a pet store in Orange County to know that they were so sorry that they stole a chow puppy, so they sent the store a condolence letter and $600.The couple's puppy heist last Thursday was caught on a surveillance tape, and news reports noted that the puppy was worth nearly $600. So the thieves paid a shopper $20 on Friday evening to bring a wad of cash totaling $600 as well as an "I'm sorry" letter to the store. There was no trace of the puppy, however.

Sorry isn't good enough, says the Orange County sheriff's department.

"We want people to know that even an apology note and paying for the dog doesn't the settle the crime,'" sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino told City News Service. "The money has to be booked as evidence, so the store has not been paid. So the store is still missing the money and the dog."

Here's the surveillance tape: