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Burglars Kidnap Dog From Woodridge Home

WOODRIDGE, Ill. (WBBM) -- Police in Woodridge are wondering why thieves broke into a home Friday and took the family's pet -- along with his cage.

As WBBM Newsradio 780's Steve Miller reorts, Woodridge police Sgt. Tom Stefanson says it's the first time he's seen it in his career: a residential burglary where the family dog was taken.

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In this case, the target of the thieves was a a 3 1/2-year-old shih-tzu-poodle mix named Remy.

Stefanson says police are trying to determine the motive for stealing the dog.

"That's what we're not sure of," Stefanson said. "The dog was adopted at a shelter out of state. There's no ownership issues with the dog. The dog is not a problem in the neighborhood. We don't know exactly why the dog was taken."

Stefanson says besides Remy, the thief or thieves took some electronics, some liquor and two china cups.

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