A puppy stolen from a suburban animal shelter Wednesday night has been found safe.
The 10-month-old pit bull mix named Cheeser was taken from the South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights at around 5:30 p.m., according to Emily Klehm with the shelter.
The dog was returned to the shelter by a family member of the thief, according to shelter officials.
It's not clear if any charges have been filed in the case, but shelter officials say they intend to press charges.
Surveillance video captured two men and a woman stealing Cheeser from the facility and fleeing the scene in a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
The shelter said they received reports that the dog was seen being walked Wednesday night in the Mayfair area of Chicago Heights by two men, but those reports were not confirmed.
It is the second animal theft in a Chicago suburb reported in the last week after store officials claimed a young boxer puppy was taken from a Naperville Petland over the weekend.