LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A man told Lufkin police that someone stole his search and rescue dog in training from his Jeep when he stopped at a pawn shop on Timberland Drive Wednesday.
According to the Lufkin Police Department's daily activity report, the incident occurred between 6:50 and 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Cash Pawn, which is located at 400 N. Timberland Drive.
The dog is a black and white, short-haired female rat terrier/Jack Russell mix named Zoey that is spayed. The incident is being investigated as a state-jail felony theft because the dog's value is estimated to be between $2,500 and $30,000.
Zoey's owner said he stopped at First Cash Pawn and left the dog in his Jeep with a friend. The friend said she got out of the Jeep to go to the restroom, and when she returned, the dog was gone.
"The owner said Zoey could have jumped out, is very friendly, and would likely get in a vehicle with anybody," the report stated.