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.READ MORE: FDNY Unions Protest Vaccine Mandate For NYC Workers, First Responders: 'We Currently Have A Staffing Shortage As It Is'
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.READ MORE: Biden Unveils Details Of Revamped $1.75 Trillion Social Spending Plan
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.
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.MORE NEWS: Human Remains Discovered In Southern California Identified As Missing New Jersey Woman Lauren Cho
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.