Stolen Pups Found on CL for Adoption-Rehoming

Stolen puppies found for sale on Craigslist

 The Associated Press

Published: Friday, Mar. 28, 2014 – 5:46 am

When her two German shepherd puppies were stolen, a San Francisco Bay Area woman thought she’d never see them again.

Then she went online and found them for re-sale on Craigslist.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday ( that the woman worked with police to set up a sting — tricking the seller into meeting at a location where he was arrested.

Thirty-year-old Richard Coleman of San Leandro is in custody on suspicion of possessing stolen property and attempted extortion. His bail was set at $30,000.

San Leandro police say the puppies were unharmed and have been returned to their home in Livermore.