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Dog Stolen During Burglary In Franklin, NJ Reunited With Owners

Barbara and James August with Pepper (Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Barbara and James August with Pepper (Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

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FRANKLIN, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A dog that was snatched during a home burglary in Franklin, N.J. is back home!

The theft occurred Tuesday afternoon on Hunt Road.

Barbara August told police she came home to find her 1-year-old schnauzer-poodle mix named Pepper missing, Franklin Township police said. The dog is black with white markings over her eyes, chin and paws.

Dog Stolen During Burglary In Franklin, NJ Reunited With Owners

barbara and jim august with pepper Dog Stolen During Burglary In Franklin, NJ Reunited With Owners
Jim Smith reports

It was a tough few days for August.

“I haven’t eaten or slept since they took her … that was Tuesday,” August told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith.

After the heartwarming reunion with her beloved pooch, August said, “I’m very emotional. I’m really choked up.”

A laptop, tablet computer. jewelry and even a box of cookies were missing from the home, police said.

Two people are in police custody, Smith reported. August credits the location features in her missing iPad for putting detectives in hot pursuit of the suspects, Smith reported.

Investigators believe the burglars got in through an unlocked rear door. The family said they plan on beefing up security and will be investing in an alarm system.

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