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Stolen beagle puppy from Roseville Costco parking lot returned to owner

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David Gulzadah's ten-week-old beagle puppy named Charlie, has been returned by the person who stole the pooch out of Gulzadah's car on Thursday evening at the parking lot at the Roseville Costco in California reports

On Saturday, authorities from the Roseville Police Department reunited the two after the stolen puppy was surrendered to the Auburn Area Animal Rescue.

The story began on Thursday evening, when Gulzadah was driving from the Bay Area to Lake Tahoe and had to stop at Costco for supplies. According to the police report and Gulzadah, the puppy was in the car; left in the shade in a well-ventilated area of the parking lot for no more than 15 minutes. When the owner returned, the puppy was gone and an unsigned note was left. The note stated:

"Water your dog or leave at home."

An older man had been reported in the parking lot earlier and had expressed concern over the puppy left alone in the car. Witnesses stated the man seemed agitated.

The man may have returned the puppy to the rescue after the widespread media attention.

Should anyone find a dog in a car and become concerned over the pet's safety and well-being, please call authorities immediately. Make immediate contact with the store and hopefully someone can contact the owner immediately.

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