Small pup stolen out of vehicle
NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida woman is dealing with a heartbreaking robbery after someone broke into her car and stole her precious pet Yorkie.
Lori Smith parked her car in a lot near Claude Pepper Park in North Miami to go on a quick jog. While away for 10 to 15 minutes, she left her family's little, 3-month-old Yorkie named Porsche in the car, around 7 p.m. Monday.
According to Smith and police, some thieves approached Amaris Newton's car, realized she was not there and broke into the vehicle. The thieves made off with a pocketbook and Porsche. "I come back from my jog, and as I'm coming back from my jog, I'm looking in here, 'Porsche? Porsche?'" said Smith.
Smith bought the dog for her daughter, Newton, who only had it for one week. The family has been left devastated and are pleading with the thieves to return their pet with no questions asked. "So if anyone knows anything, please send her home. Like, you don't know how much it means to us," said Newton. "Please bring her home, you can remain anonymous."
Porsche is equipped with a microchip, and the family is hopeful she will be returned. "That's all we're asking, is for her safety, arrival and her health," said Newton.
"The dog means a lot to me. I love this dog," said Smith. "This is my first dog, I paid a lot of money for it, and I want it back."
Since the crime happened in a park, North Miami Police are searching to see if the theft was caught on a surveillance camera in the area.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Porsche, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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