If you are a pet owner, and even if you aren't, the story you are about to read should make you angry, very angry.
Imagine someone coming into your home and stealing your pets! Literally grabbing a plastic bag and one by one putting your fur babies in the bag and leaving. Who would do such a thing? This happened in the last week in Upstate New York and police are hoping you can help catch the thief.
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On Thursday February 24th a burglary was reported to the Utica Police Department. The force responds to burglary calls all the time so this would be routine right? Nope! In this case a man was caught on video (seen below) allegedly stealing French Bulldogs right out of someone's home!.
The suspect can be seen holding a blue Walmart bag in his left hand while scooping up one puppy after another and placing them in the bag. All while the momma dog watches helplessly.
According to the resident, after returning home, she noticed that one of her windows had been forcibly opened and that the dogs had been removed from their enclosure.
This crime took place around 8pm in the 1000 block of Dudley Avenue in Utica. A total of 5, three-week-old French Bulldog puppies were stolen. Due to the puppies age police are asking for your help in finding the dogs to ensure their safety. Here's a picture of the pups.
If you have any information at all please contact the Criminal Investigations Division Burglary Unit at 315 223 3510 or you can submit a 100% anonymous tip by calling 1-866-730-8477. Watch this video to find more clues.
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NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.
If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.
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