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News Release

Thursday, November 1, 2001

Media Relations

Puppy Theft Investigation

 

Hollywood: On Saturday, October 20, 2001, 3:15 p.m., "Sunny Cleaners" located at 7355 West Sunset Boulevard, the theft of the owner's puppy dog occurred. The puppy's is called "Yuki" and he and his mother are always at the cleaners with their owner. The dogs have become a familiar sight to the customers conducting a business at the location.

So traumatized, the customers have banded together in an attempt to locate the puppy. The customers have searched various locations where two possible suspects may have taken the puppy. From the description given, it appears that the puppy was taken by a prostitute who frequents in the area of Hollywood Boulevard. The customers have passed out a flyer and there is a reward for any information regarding "Yuki".

The suspect used a stolen car, a 2001 Toyota Corolla, 4-door, Maroon, California License Plate 4PCP523, to drive to the cleaners. The passenger described as a female, Caucasian, brown curly hair, 5'2", 125 lbs., 18/22 years old, tattoo on right bicep "AMERICA" and tattoo on left shoulder of a lion's head, walked into the cleaners and stole "Yuki". The driver of the stolen car was described as a female, Caucasian with possible name of "Estrella", blonde straight hair down to her waist. She is approximately 6', 140 lbs.

Hollywood Operation Support Division's Burglary Detectives have assumed the investigation.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Pete Wilson, Hollywood Burglary Detectives at 213-485-4321 or 213-485-4302.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.