Feb 26, 2015 2:25 PM

3 Manchester teens indicted in taking puppies from store


MANCHESTER - Three of four teens accused of stealing puppies from an animal shop have been charged by a Hillsborough County grand jury.

Curtis Massey, Ian Forsberg and Victor Morina, all 17 and of Manchester, have been charged with burglary.

Massey and Forsberg also are charged with resisting arrest.

Police said the three along with Massey's sister, Samara, broke into Bill's Pet and Aquarium on Hanover Street on Dec. 16 and stole 13 puppies -- worth more than $5,000.

An officer spotted the group walking on Lake Avenue and chased after them.

The puppies were not harmed.

Massey also was indicted for two other robberies in the days leading up to the burglary. He is accused of robbing two taxi drivers at gunpoint. He is facing 7 1/2 to 15 years on each of those charges.

The burglary charge carries a sentence of 3 1/2 to seven years.

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