Police Searching for Labrador in Figurine Theft

Police Searching for Labrador in Figurine Theft

McLean, Va. (AP) – Police were looking for a black Labrador retriever after it was captured on videotape taking four ceramic figurines from a woman’s yard in McLean.

Fairfax County police said Friday that the dog is a suspect in four other heists.

In June, police said, Ruth Breiner, 75, asked for help in stopping a series of thefts from her yard. A ceramic raccoon vanished in April. A small deer figurine disappeared in early June. Another deer went June 14, and then a squirrel on June 16.

Fairfax police set up a video surveillance system, Officer Sophia Grinnan said. They caught the thief – on videotape – but the thefts haven’t stopped. Grinnan said four more figurines were stolen late at night, and the culprit each time was a Labrador that scooped up the small items with his mouth and trotted off.

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SOURCE: ABC News WJLA affiliate