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"Lucky" was inside a backpack left outside a Citgo in Greensboro.

"Lucky" was inside a backpack left outside a Citgo in Greensboro.

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A Greensboro teenager is devastated after his puppy was stolen outside of a Citgo on Wendover Avenue last week.

The teenager said his puppy "Lucky" was inside a backpack along with an Xbox controller and Xbox NBA 2013 game.

He left the bag outside of the Citgo, 2204 E. Wendover Ave., while he went inside to buy a few things.

When he returned, the backpack, and the puppy were gone.

Police say the larceny of a dog is considered a felony charge.

The boy is offering a reward of $2,000 for the return of Lucky.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000.

8 comments

    • anom

      Some of us consider our pets a family member 2 hats. unfortunately this boy doesnt know not to left them unattended. there should be cameras at a place like that??????? someone get the tapes out and found the poor puppy!

  • Chucky1992

    Alright TwoHats… that is not necessary. I can’t imagine what he was thinking leaving something like a dog and the electronics unattended. He should have expected that. I hope he gets his stuff back and has learned his lesson.

  • Sammy Two Hats

    Maybe I was a tad harsh. I know better than to leave my VALUABLES in a backpack outside a gas station (on Wendover no less). That being said I hope he does get his dog back.

  • Lisa K Wells

    Teenagers often do not understand things we adults do, Sammy Two Hats. Sadly it is a hard lesson for him to learn. Not all children have parents who are conscientious enough to provide the children with important information such as this; or perhaps he truly was only going to run right in and back out, and did not expect a delay; or whatever.

    He should contact all local animal control facilities, provide them with a flyer about the missing puppy (should it show up there, they will know it is his). He also needs to get on Facebook and join as many local pet rehoming groups (i.e. Gaston County Free Pets is my local group) as he can, and post the photo and information on all of them. There are also apps for smartphones designed to help one post information about lost or stolen dogs, such as Find My Pet.

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