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Police: Man Steals Dog From Brooklyn Laundromat

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Police on Tuesday were searching for a man who stole a dog from a laundromat in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Police said at 3:33 p.m. Monday, the suspect walked into the laundromat at 334 Knickerbocker Ave. in Brooklyn and took the Cockalier dog, which belonged to a 36-year-old man.

Brooklyn Stolen Dog Pippin
A dog that was stolen from a laundromat in Brooklyn on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. (Credit: NYPD)

The suspect ran off with the dog and headed south on Knickerbocker Avenue, police said.

Police released a surveillance video showing the man luring the dog out from what appears to be a space under a counter or table, picking up the animal, and leaving.

The suspect was described as a white or white Hispanic male in his 30s, standing 6 feet tall and weighing about 170 pounds, with light complexion, black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing gray sneakers, blue jeans, and a blue shirt, and he has a tattoo on his arm.

Brooklyn Dog Theft Suspect
Surveillance image of a suspect who allegedly stole a puppy from a Brooklyn laundromat on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. (Credit: NYPD)

In a separate incident on Sunday, police said a man stole a dog that was tied to a tree outside a grocery store at 3470 Third Ave. in the Morrisania section of the Bronx. That dog belonged to a 64-year-old man, police said.

Anyone with information in either case was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS or (888) 57-PISTA for Spanish, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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