Publicity prompts return of stolen Staffy pup



A PUPPY stolen from a Grafton pet shop has been returned.

Owner of Fish Scales and Furry Tails pet shop, Pat Keener, said he believed the story in yesterday's Daily Examiner had encouraged the thief to come forward.

"He came into the shop today and gave it back," Mr Keener said yesterday.

"I think it was all the publicity that (the story) got and he knew he wouldn't get away with it."

Eleven-week-old 'Patch', an American Staffordshire terrier, was stolen from a packed store at lunchtime on Thursday.

"I told him he'd done the right thing. He was really sorry about it," Mr Keener said.

nMEANWHILE, a bus window smashed by school students on Wednesday afternoon was caused by the students having coins in their ties as they whipped the window.

That is according to a Yamba bus depot spokesperson, who said the company had viewed security footage of the incident.

"We've looked at camera foot- age ... and it's shown us there was a coin in at least one of the ties that were being flicked at the window. The window was safety glass ? they don't just break," the spokesperson said.

"A number of other students on the bus have also told us there were coins in there, but we haven't identified individual students yet."A PUPPY stolen from a Grafton pet shop has been returned.

Owner of Fish Scales and Furry Tails pet shop, Pat Keener, said he believed the story in yesterday's Daily Examiner had encouraged the thief to come forward.

"He came into the shop today and gave it back," Mr Keener said yesterday.

"I think it was all the publicity that (the story) got and he knew he wouldn't get away with it."

Eleven-week-old 'Patch', an American Staffordshire terrier, was stolen from a packed store at lunchtime on Thursday.

"I told him he'd done the right thing. He was really sorry about it," Mr Keener said.

nMEANWHILE, a bus window smashed by school students on Wednesday afternoon was caused by the students having coins in their ties as they whipped the window.

That is according to a Yamba bus depot spokesperson, who said the company had viewed security footage of the incident.

"We've looked at camera foot- age ... and it's shown us there was a coin in at least one of the ties that were being flicked at the window. The window was safety glass ? they don't just break," the spokesperson said.

"A number of other students on the bus have also told us there were coins in there, but we haven't identified individual students yet."



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