Dog Thief Caught on Video NR09203jl

April 24, 2009

Angeles: Los Angeles detectives are asking the public’s
help in identifying a suspect seen stealing a dog from a department

On April 23, 2009, at around 4 p.m., victim went shopping at Target
Department store located at 3535 South La Cienega Boulevard. The
victim had secured her dog to a bench located in the front of the
store and when she returned about 30 minutes later, she found the
dog missing.

Detectives’ investigation revealed that a male Black suspect sat on
the bench, removed the dog and entered his car. The suspect then
drove off in an unknown direction.

The suspect was about 50 years of age, 6 feet tall and weighs 175
pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded jacket. His
vehicle was described as 4-door white car.

The victim’s dog is 1 ½ years old half Havanese/ShihTzu. The dog
is about 15 pounds and brown in color.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective James Hampton at
213-485-6795 during normal business hours. After hours and on
weekends, phone 1-877-LAPD 24-7 (527-3247). Persons can also send
anonymous tips by texting CRIMES (274637) and typing LAPD to start
the message.