Patch reader Michael Brown is asking for help finding his 7-year-old dog, Lexus, who he says was stolen from in front of Safeway. According to Brown, the dog was tied up in front of the Safeway on 4495 1st Street in Livermore on Feb. 26 when it was taken.
Brown wrote, via email:
"Tuesday night my dog was stolen from outside of the Safeway on the corner of 1st and Las Positas, a witness said he saw a red pickup, possibly a ford F150 or F250 with an extended cab, and a man with his two kids pick her up and put her in to his truck and drive off... I am heartbroken this dog is all I have. I need some kind of help to get my baby back to me, I love her with all my heart, and I don't know what I would do with out her, thank you very much for your time and please consider doing this, I just need to get her face out there, we are offering a reward for her safe return with no questions asked."
Brown says he spoke to the Safeway staff and Livermore Police about the theft of his dog. According to Brown, the police told him they were not able to help without the license plate of the truck. Brown, who has had Lexus since she was 2 months old, will be passing out fliers around Livermore this week.
Nick Peebs, Brown's friend, says a witness at Safeway tried to stop the man in the truck from taking the dog.
Lexus is described as a female bridle Staffordshire bull terrier with a sweet disposition. She has white toes, a white patch on her chest and rarely barks.
Brown asks that anyone with information about Lexus call his cell phone at 925-518-6907.