Dog theft - suspect vehicle

Photo of the suspect vehicle (Photo courtesy of Detroit police)

Tips Wanted To ID Woman Who Stole Dog From Yard In Detroit [VIDEO]

"Totem" is a 22 lb. pug mix

May 17, 2018 - 5:58 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) - Maybe she mistakenly thought the dog was abandoned, police say, but they want to talk to a woman who stole a small dog from outside a Southwest Detroit home. 

Police are asking for tips from the public to identify the person, who was caught on video at around 1:50 p.m. on Monday, May 7, entering the front yard of a residence under renovation in the 1200 block of Hubbard. 

Police say she took a leash that was on the front porch of the house, attached it “Totem," and escorted her from the yard, driving away in a white SUV, possibly a 2003-2004 Chevy Suburban (pictured above)


The woman is described as white, around 50 to 60 years old, with shoulder length blond hair, wearing a pink hooded sweatshirt. She was with young girl with natural blonde hair in a ponytail.

Totem -- a pug mix -- has a unique brindle coat, a dark snout and a white shield or heart on her chest, with a curly tail. She weighs about 22 lbs. has a MHS tattoo, and was wearing a Detroit seatbelt collar. 

Anyone who recognizes the woman or the vehicle, or has any information about this crime, is asked to vall the Detroit Police Department’s 4th Precinct Unit at 313-596-5440, or 313-596-5400.