UPDATE: Authorities continue search for two dogs stolen from Campbell County Animal Shelter; wanted subjects still ‘at large’

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RUSTBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office has located two dogs stolen from a Rustburg animal shelter over the weekend, but two more dogs are still missing and the people wanted in connection with the theft are still “at large.”

According to the sheriff’s office, authorities are searching for two people after four dogs were stolen from the Campbell County Animal Shelter at 322 Dennis Riddle Drive in Rustburg.

Of these four stolen dogs, authorities say the German Shepherd and the beagle are still missing as of 8:06 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. (Photo: Courtesy Campbell County Sheriff’s Office)

At 10:35 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, authorities say a German Shepherd — who needs medical treatment for illnesses associated with heartworm — was stolen from the shelter by two people. Then, at 4:34 a.m., the same two people returned and stole three other canines, the sheriff’s office says.

Authorities describe the individuals wanted in connection with the theft — pictured in the black-and-white surveillance photo below — as between 5’5″ and 6′ tall with slim builds.

However, authorities also say they hope to identify the two people in the color photo from the vicinity of the incident to bring them in for questioning.

Authorities are searching for the individuals photographed above in connection with the theft of four dogs from the Campbell County Animal Shelter. (Photo: Courtesy Campbell County Sheriff’s Office)

At 8:06 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, the sheriff’s office announced two dogs had been located, but the two other dogs — the German Shepherd and a beagle — are still missing and the individuals are still at large.

Anyone with information about these individuals, their location, or the location of the animals is asked to contact the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 332-9574 or submit the tip through CRIME STOPPERS at (888) 798-5900.

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