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Man desperate to find dog who was inside of vehicle which was stolen

Stolen dog, Miles
Stolen dog, Miles
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According to Friday's NBC Los Angeles, bold thieves stole a vehicle, which contained a man's beloved dog, from a gas station parking lot early Wednesday morning in Orange, Calif.

In the short time that it took Larry Burgoon to walk inside of the Chevron at Tustin Street and Taft Avenue for a cup of coffee, the thieves were able to drive off in his 2014 Honda Civic.

Burgoon's dog, "Miles," a rescued Cocker spaniel/Papillon mix, was in the car and disappeared when the car was driven away.

Burgoon does not care about the stolen car - all he wants is for his beloved dog to be safely returned and he has offered up a $1,000 reward with the hopes that it will prompt someone to make that happen.

Police are searching for the individuals who are believed to be responsible for Wednesday's crime. Surveillance images captured three people - a white or Hispanic man with a shaved head who was wearing a black sweatshirt and tan pants at the time, a white or Hispanic woman with long, black hair, wearing blue jeans and a black sweatshirt, and whoever was driving a 2010 to 2012 white Ford F-150 truck.

Anyone with information is asked to call: Orange Police Department at 714-744-7444.

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