April 17, 2018

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Suspect Dog Napper With Missing "Apple"

*** UPDATE: Apple has been found! ***
The Santa Cruz Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a dognapper and locating the dog.
SCPD wants to identify the subject shown in the attached video and photos. We would like to speak to the woman regarding a missing dog taken on April 13, 2018, at 2:00 pm in the downtown area.
Initially, the dog's owner thought the 9-year-old white Chihuahua with brown spots had scurried away from his office. While posting flyers for the missing dog, the victim checked surveillance camera footage from a nearby business. Video images showed this woman walking out of the building carrying "Apple" the missing dog.
The suspect, a woman described as having a lean body type, long reddish-brown hair, and tattoos on her neck and chest area.

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Anyone with information regarding this suspect or the whereabouts of the dog is encouraged to contact the Santa Cruz Police Department (831) 420-5820. Anonymous tips can be sent through our Tip Line (831) 420-5995 or www.santacruzpolice.com.

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