Stolen SUV Recovered; Owner's Dog Still Missing

Man's dog was in his SUV when it was stolen Thursday

By Pat Collins
|  Friday, Dec 23, 2011  |  Updated 8:29 PM EDT
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A Prince George's County family is devastated. Their dog was stolen just before Christmas. Now the search is on to bring him home.

Pat Collins

A Prince George's County family is devastated. Their dog was stolen just before Christmas. Now the search is on to bring him home.

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A Maryland family’s stolen SUV has been recovered, but the dog that was in the vehicle at the time remains missing.

“It’s just like a kid,” Ed Reilly said. “Be like having your kid taken from the department store. We don’t know where he is, if he’s safe or got run over or whatever. I mean we just don’t know.”

Reilly took his 3-year-old miniature schnauzer Cody to work at Maurice Electrical Supply in the 6500 block of Sheriff Road in Landover, Md., Thursday because his wife was out of town. He left Cody inside with the windows cracked open. From time to time, Reilly would go to the SUV to walk or feed the dog.

About noon, the Yukon was gone.

Investigators believe someone smashed the lock on the Yukon and used it as the getaway car in several purse snatchings, Prince George’s County police said.

The Yukon was found at 69th Place and Farragut Street in Landover Hills. The ignition was broken, the engine was running and the back door was open.

“If you don’t know what’s going on, you just worry yourself to death,” Reilly said.

Reilly is offering a no-questions-asked reward of $1,000 for Cody’s safe return. The dog has a microchip and was wearing a red collar. Anyone who may have information about the dog should call 301-370-7403.

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