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(UPDATE) Decatur Police say thief stole woman’s SUV while dog was in the back seat

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(UPDATE) Decatur Police say thief stole woman’s SUV while dog was in the back seat

Decatur Police are trying to locate a dog that was in the backseat of a woman's stolen SUV. The dog's name is Bourke. Photo provided by Decatur Police
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UPDATE: The dog has been found. According to Decatur Police, “The dog was reunited with its owner after being safely located in Atlanta by someone who called the number on the dog’s tag. The vehicle is still missing.”

Here is our earlier story …

Decatur, GA — Decatur Police are trying to locate a dog that was in the backseat of a woman’s stolen SUV.

The incident occurred on Friday, Jan. 29 on Ponce de Leon Place at West Ponce de Leon Avenue. Police responded to the call at 5:47 p.m.

“The victim reported she parked her running vehicle on the curb and was using an ATM at the location when someone wearing all dark clothing entered her vehicle and drove away,” Sgt. John Bender said. “The stolen vehicle is a white 2018 Mazda CX5 displaying GA tag (CIF7484).”

The victim’s dog, Bourke, was in the back seat of the vehicle.

“A witness followed the stolen vehicle and lost sight of the vehicle traveling south on Church Street towards East Trinity Place,” Bender said. “If you see the stolen vehicle or dog, please call police immediately. Please share Bourke’s photos so we can bring this pup home. If you have any information about this incident, please contact Inv. Lindsey at 678/553-6628 or [email protected]com or contact Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404 577-Tips (8477) and remain anonymous.”

Here are additional photos of Bourke.

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