Police Seek Public’s Help in Locating Stolen Dog After NoHo Assault

Two individuals are wanted by police for assaulting a lady and stealing her dog at a 7-Eleven in North Hollywood.

In a disturbing video, a man and a woman are shown assaulting the victim inside the store, knocking her to the ground, and stealing Drake, an 11-year-old pit bull/Rhodesian ridgeback mix.

North Hollywood Dog Stolen in Overnight Incident Sparks Desperate Search

On September 26, at 12:46 in the morning, the incident was reported at the business on the 11100 block of Burbank Boulevard.

According to Kris Kelly of the charity organisation the Kris Kelly Foundation, which fights to protect animals from violence. Drake’s breed is a preferred choice for criminals looking for canines to use as bait.

She explained that because they have flat coats, people search for dogs like this. They require them to serve as bait rather than as warriors.

Drake’s owner is in a desperate attempt to recover him, and police are relying on the public to help them find the thieves.

Taking my dog out at night makes me so nervous, said Mahrael Boutros, a resident of North Hollywood. He is my world, so I don’t know what I would do to myself if someone did that.

Help Locate Stolen Dog: LAPD Seeks Public Assistance in Finding Missing Canine

You can take the following actions to assist in finding Drake:

  • Share the theft-related social media posts from the police department.
  • Put Drake’s image and information on posters and hang them up in your neighbourhood.
  • Request that your loved ones look out for Drake.
  • Please contact the police as soon as you spot Drake.

Guidelines for Safeguarding Your Dog

  • When walking your dog, pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Do not take your dog for a solo stroll at night or in remote areas.
  • If at all feasible, walk your dog in a busy, well-lit location.
  • When you are in a public area, keep a tight eye on your dog.
  • Be ready to flee if someone approaches you and your dog.

Anyone with information is urged to call the LAPD detectives at (818) 754-8424 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at (800) 222-TIPS.


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