LONGMONT, Colo. (KKTV/Gray News) – A grieving family was pleading for the safe return of their stolen dog. A Colorado police department answered their call for help.
The dog was with its 59-year-old owner at a 7-Eleven in Longmont Tuesday when the owner, who had been feeling sick all day, fell and suffered a seizure. According to police, surveillance video shows that as first responders worked to save the man's life, a woman walked over and took the dog.
The man later died at the hospital. The Longmont Police Department shared a message with the public asking for help in locating the animal.
At about 3:18 p.m. police provided an update. The pup was found by Deputy Police Chief Satur along Main Street. Police later provided another update, writing that the dog had been reunited with the man’s family.
Police originally asked the suspect to do the right thing and bring the dog to the police station. The suspect has not been identified.
Anyone with information that could lead to identifying the suspect is asked to call the Longmont Police Department at 303-651-8555 and reference report 19-7137.