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Dallas Police looking for suspect accused of stealing dog from backyard

Video stills show the suspect walking out of the gate with the Shih Tzu in her left hand.
Credit: Dallas Police Department

DALLAS — A Shih Tzu is still missing after a woman took the dog from the owner's backyard, according to the Dallas Police Department.

On Thursday, April 8 around 5:35 p.m., police said an unknown female suspect went into the complainant's yard in the Pleasant Grove neighborhood, then the side of the house and finally the back fence.

The suspect opened the gate and removed the dog, Benny, from the backyard, according to police. Benny is a white male Shih Tzu valued at $200.

Credit: Dallas Police Department

Video stills show the suspect walk back into the frame of the camera before walking out of the gate with the Shih Tzu in her left hand. The suspect then walks to a vehicle that is parked on the street and leaves the location.

The Dallas Police Department is now asking for help identifying the theft suspect. Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of this suspect is asked to contact Detective Williams at 214-671-0142 or email at jacquelyn.williams2@dallascityhall.com.  

Credit: Dallas Police Department