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Owner reunites with stolen dog after brutal attack inside North Hollywood 7-Eleven

Stolen dog reunites with its owner after brutal attack
Stolen dog reunites with its owner after brutal attack 02:20

The Los Angeles Police Department has reunited an 11-year-old pitbull mix with its owner after a cruel assault in a North Hollywood 7-Eleven. 

The ferocious attack happened on Tuesday morning in the 11100 block of Burbank Boulevard. The video showed two people, a man and a woman, attacking the owner and trying to steal Drake, the dog.  According to investigators, the woman entered the convenience store shortly before the suspects started their "seemingly unprovoked" attack. 

Still images of the two suspects involved in the dognapping. Los Angeles Police Department

After ripping the dog's leach out of her grasp, the male suspect walked the dog out of the store while his female accomplice stomped and beat the owner. She walked out of the store shortly after. 

The identity of the suspects has not been released. Police have arrested the female suspect. Investigators are still searching for her accomplice. He was last seen wearing a black and white sweater, blue jeans, and black shoes.

Drake stands next to his owner at an LAPD station. KCAL News

After a two-day search, police in North Hollywood recovered Drake and reunited him with his owner on Thursday. According to the lead detective, someone at a sober-living home in Orange County found Drake. The witness said a man left the dog at their doorstep. The unknown man said he was helping a woman rescue the dog, according to the witness. 

The person recognized Drake from the recent coverage and called the Orange County Sheriff's Department. After deputies relayed the message, LAPD picked up the pooch and returned him to his owner.

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