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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Two Wilmington women are behind bars after police say they stole a puppy at knifepoint from its owner.

WPD charged Teresa Diane Cobbs, 43, and Tamekia Rashelle Smith, 29, with armed robbery Sunday.

The victim told officers she was trying to sell a Pomeranian puppy on Craig’s List and met the suspects in a parking lot in the 3900 block of Independence Boulevard.

Police say while one of the suspects was holding the puppy, she got into the vehicle. When the victim approached the car, police say the suspects pulled out a knife before driving off.

Officers tracked down the vehicle and its owners and made the arrests.

Cobbs and Smith are both in the New Hanover County Jail under $20,000 secured bond.

Police say the puppy is safe and back with its owner.

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