WASHINGTON - A pit bull puppy named ‘Lola’ was reunited with her owners after she was stolen during a New Year’s Eve burglary in Washington, D.C.
Investigators believe two suspects knocked on the door of a home in the 100 block of Atlantic Street around 7:25 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, 2023.
When the door was opened, the suspects pushed their way into the residence and assaulted the person inside, police said. They then took the victim’s dog and fled the scene.
Pit bull named ‘Lola’ reunited with owners after stolen during New Year’s Eve burglary in DC
Pit bull named ‘Lola’ stolen during New Year’s Eve burglary in DC (DC Police)
Lola's owner – who wants to stay anonymous – spoke with FOX 5's Sierra Fox on Tuesday. "I'm hurt," he said at the time. "Just bring my dog back. I’m not worrying about repercussions; I’m not worrying about that. There will be no repercussions after you bring my dog back, just bring my dog back."
The owner told Fox that he was reunited with Lola around midnight. He said the dog had been left in a park in the southeast. No information has been released about who dropped the dog off or where it was found.
The thieves not only got away with Lola, but also pet toys, the owner's cellphone, as well as alcohol and cigarettes he just bought from the store to celebrate 2024.
"Young people don’t care no more, they really don’t," Lola's owner told FOX 5 before the dog was recovered. "They have no morals at all. They don’t care about nothing."
'Lola' is described as a black 7-month-old female pit bull with a white stripe on the top of the head, chest, and stomach.
The owners say ‘Lola’ appears unharmed, but only time will tell how she’s doing.