SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – San Francisco Police on Friday asked for the public’s help in locating a Yorkshire Terrier pet that was stolen with a suitcase from a victim’s vehicle on Thursday evening.
Police tweeted photos of the dog, a 10-year-old Yorkshire Terrier named Leo, on Friday afternoon as they asked for the public’s help in locating the dog and reuniting him with his family.
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⚠️ HELP US FIND LEO ⚠️
San Francisco Police are asking the public for help in locating a pet dog stolen in a car break-in. Leo is a 10 year old multicolored Yorkshire Terrier with minor health issues ➡️ https://t.co/UCeq346bGz pic.twitter.com/xiL1drwQ4g
– San Francisco Police (@SFPD) June 11, 2021
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At around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday evening, officers met the victim of a car break-in at the central station.
The victims told police they parked their Lexus sedan on North Point Street near Powell Street, leaving Leo inside the car. Upon their return, they discovered that an unknown suspect smashed a window and stole the dog, which was in a soft nylon-style dog carrier. The department’s tweet featured a photo of the type of dog carrier Leo was in as well.
The suspect (s) also took a suitcase. Police said the owners told them Leo had minor health issues.
Police have noted a recent increase in vehicle break-ins as tourism in San Francisco begins to make a comeback. According to the San Francisco Police Department, car break-ins are up 138% in the Central District compared to the same period last year.
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SFPD investigators ask anyone with information about the car burglary or Leo’s whereabouts to call the SFPD advice line at 1-415-575-4444 or text TIP411 and start the text message with SFPD. Tipsters can remain anonymous.