A boy’s walk with his dog in Norristown turned into a nightmare as he allegedly watched a man get out of a car, steal his little dog, then ride away, say police.
Police came to the 900 block of West Marshall Street on Oct. 22 at roughly 5:15 p.m. to see about a report of an alleged dog theft, according to a Norristown police report.
Police spoke with the person who reported the theft, who said that his son had been walking their dog, a male, white Pomeranian, around Marshall Street and Blackberry Alley, when a black Ford Focus car pulled up and an African-American man came out of the passenger’s side of the car and asked the minor if he could see the dog, say police.
The man then pushed the boy back, and snatched the dog, then got into the car, which then went south on Stanbridge Street, according to the report. The boy told his father, who then called the police, per the report. According to the report, the man told police that they had purchased the dog about a year ago for $950 at a pet store.
The area was combed in hopes of finding the dog but it was not there, say police.