Police have released CCTV footage which shows a woman crossing a nearby street with what appears to be little Fifi in her arms. They have also released an image of the woman allegedly pushing Fifi in her pram, which was later found discarded.
"A lady said a woman came out of there wheeling the pram and running down the mall so myself and about three other women ran down the mall but she was completely gone," Ruth, 70, told ABC News.
The distraught dog owner and her family have since spent long hours outside the Woolworths pleading for information, hoping that Fifi will be found.
Ruth can be seen holding a sign that reads: ‘Please give my dog Fifi back. Someone took her from Woolworths. I love her. Fifi is all I have in this life. Please.’
When Fifi was taken she was wearing a black and white dress, a green collar and a red lead.
‘She's beautiful and intelligent. I'm just terrified, what are they doing to her? What's going on?’ a heartbroken Ruth told Nine News.
Ruth and her pup have become such popular personalities in the busy Adelaide shopping precinct that the little Fifi was even the poster girl for March’s Big Issue calendar.
Says Ruth: ‘Everyone says 'Fifi, Fifi' and they go and talk to her and play with her.’
Police have asked anyone who recognises the woman or knows of Fifi's whereabouts to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. They described the woman as having dark hair, wearing a black cap, a white top, black cropped jeans, sneakers and carrying a pink backpack.