Dog bandit steals puppy at Augusta gas station



A Harlem woman says a young boy ran off with her puppy at an Augusta gas station Monday afternoon.

According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Eliza Fincher, 77, told police that she had listed the puppy, a black and white Bichpoo, in several papers throughout Georgia and South Carolina.

She received a call from a man named James, who told her he was a dog groomer in Charlotte, N.C. The two agreed to meet at the Pilot gas station at 2975 Gun Club Rd. about 2 p.m. on Monday.

When Fincher arrived at the gas station, a young boy met with her and began playing with the puppy. The boy told Fincher that James was in the car talking to their mother about the puppy.

The boy then picked up the dog and began walking toward the car. As he got closer, he began running and jumped into the vehicle before it took off, according to the report.

The car, described as a white midsize sedan with a North Carolina tag, was last seen driving eastbound on Riverwatch Parkway toward Interstate 20.




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