‘The owner is heartbroken’: Video shows brazen dog theft in SF’s Japantown

San Francisco police are searching for the person who stole a dog named Lily from in front of a building in Japantown.

The dog was stolen from outside of Nijiya Market at Post and Webster streets on Saturday evening, according to the victim, who wrote about the dog being stolen on Facebook.

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“The owner is heartbroken,” tweeted the Officer Edith Twitter account along with surveillance video of the dog being stolen.

The victim updated their Facebook post from Saturday to say that Lily had been seen with “the man in the video getting off the Muni bus at San Bruno Avenue and Harkness [Avenue].”

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“I’ll never forgive myself and I am losing hope that I’ll ever see her again…. I know I shouldn’t have tied her up, but you never think it’s going to be YOUR dog,” the owner wrote. They described the dog as being 60-pound golden retriever that’s “small and slender” with a “long nose.”

SFPD is asking that those who have information about the stolen dog call 415-553-0123 or 415-554-9400.

Drew Costley is an SFGATE editorial assistant. Email: drew.costley@sfgate.com | Twitter: @drewcostley

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