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$1,000 Reward Offered For Dog Stolen From Special Needs Teen In Farmington Hills

June 25, 2019 - 7:10 am

FARMINGTON HILLS (WWJ) - A $1,000 reward is now being offered in the case of a dog theft and assault in Farmington Hills.

Police say the 17-year-old victim was walking his two therapy dogs around 6:45 on Wednesday, May 29 when the suspects approached him at Lochmoor and Queensboro streets, in a neighborhood along Middlebelt Road between Northwestern Highway and 14 Mile Road. The suspects grabbed both animals and tried to drive away.

The victim was able to retrieve one dog and held onto the fleeing vehicle in an attempt to retrieve the other, a 1-year-old Maltese/Yorkie mix named Hennessy. He was dragged for a short distance before letting go, unable to get Hennessy back, and the vehicle fled the scene. 

Hennessy, described as 5-pounds with brown hair, hasn't been seen since. 

The suspects are described as black males in their teens or early 20s. The driver of the vehicle is described as a black female in her teens or early 20s. The vehicle is described as a silver sub-compact possibly a Chevy, Aveo or Spark.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Farmington Hills Police at 248-871-2610.