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Caught on Video: Dog stolen from Brooklyn woman’s front yard

Caught on video: Dog stolen from Brooklyn yard


Caught on video: Dog stolen from Brooklyn yard

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NEW YORK – A dognapper was caught on video stealing a woman’s dog from her front yard in Brooklyn, police say.

The Shih Tzu named Romeo Rivera has been missing for more than a month. Investigators are now asking for the public’s help in finding the dog and the alleged thief.

The 74-year-old victim told police she let her dog outside to go to the bathroom around 9:30 a.m. on March 18. Surveillance cameras captured what happened next outside her home near Jerome Street and Pitkin Avenue in East New York.

The dog can be seen in a fenced area as the suspect walks upstairs. It appears that he is pushing some kind of cart or carrier. The dog runs towards the suspect, who then leans over and pets him through the fence.

The video provided by police ends with both of them walking out of frame. It is unclear how exactly the suspect got the dog out of the fenced area.

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Police said he was last seen driving south on Jerome Street toward Pitkin Avenue, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, red baseball cap and black sneakers. He was described as having a light complexion and a medium build.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All conversations are treated confidentially.

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