Cato the husky casually strolled up the Dollar General store in Clinton, South Carolina, and entered the doors with other customers.
But little did the store owners know that the stealthy pooch had actually come to make off with pig ears, beef bones, dog food and treats.
Noticing that some goods were missing, store manager Anastasia Polson had a look over the CCTV and was surprised to see that the perpetrator was slightly more hirsute than she’d expected.
He was in and out – and then back in and out again – within a five-minute thieving period, and buried his treasures nearby.
‘We had to lock the door to keep him from coming back in,’ she told Fox Carolina.
Cato’s owner Holly Darden said police admitted it was their best arrest ever, while also denying that the dog is not fed.
‘Look at him, he’s fat. Yes! I feed him. There’s food in there. There’s treats in there,’ she said.
Police filed a mock report and the dog is now back at home. The store did not want to press charges.