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Teen arrested in pit bull puppies theft, 2 still sought | Crime

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Teen arrested in pit bull puppies theft, 2 still sought
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Thonotosassa, Florida -- One of three juveniles wanted in the theft of two pit bull puppies from a home on May 19 has been arrested.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says during the time of the theft, 14-year-old Kaliyha Everett was wearing ankle monitoring device at the time of the theft. Deputies say the teen's GPS showed he was on the victim's property in the 9400 block of Ripley Road at the time of the theft. A witness also mentioned shortly after the theft, Everett attempted to sell the puppies.

Everett was arrested on June 11 on unrelated warrants and placed into a holding cell. During his time in the holding cell, Everett reportedly spoke to another juvenile arrestee and told the juvenile he denied stealing the puppies to the detectives, but then stated "I took the puppies; I took the black one."

He has been charged with 3rd degree grand theft.

The two puppies have still not been recovered and detectives are still searching for the other suspects involved in this case.

Anyone with any information reference the suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

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