EL CAJON (CBS 8) - Police are on the hunt for two men accused of dog-napping two pit bulls from the El Cajon Animal Shelter.
The thieves made off with the dogs Friday afternoon just before the shelter closed.
Police believe they may be planning to use the pit bulls for dog fighting.
El Cajon police say two middle-aged men came into the shelter on North Marshall Ave. just before 5 p.m. Friday.
They inquired about two pit bulls and when the attendant left for a few minutes the two men made their moves.
One pit bull is brown and white and is about 7 years old. The other is blue and white and about 7 months old.
Officials don't know why the men took them, but say dog fighting is a possibility.
Red signs warn folks that animal thieves will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, which the patron hopes happens.
If the culprits don't come clean, they will face serious charges.
Police say the dogs are microchipped and would have only been $80 each to adopt.
Investigators do have some good leads on the suspects whereabouts. If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.