Burglars Break Into Richmond Cop's Home, Steal Guns, Poison Dogs

One dog is dead and a K-9 animal is in the veterninary hospital

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    The home of a Richmond police officer was burglarized last week, and the robbers made off with a cache of guns in addition to poisoning the cop's dogs. Jodi Hernandez explains. (Published Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013)

    The home of a Richmond police officer was burglarized last week, and the robbers made off with a cache of guns in addition to poisoning the cop's dogs, according to reports.

    Police believe the home was targeted specifically because the occupant is "one of our own," a police spokeswoman told the Contra Costa Times.

    The paper said neither the officer nor the location of the home where the robbery occurred was revealed due to "safety concerns"

    One of the two dogs, a 1-year old black Labrador, has died (pictured below). The other, who is also a cop but in the K-9 unit, is recovering.

    The thieves made off with "sporting guns" and handguns.

    The dogs' food was poisoned by the thieves, possibly as a way to make it safely into the home.

    Police have made no arrests and to date have no suspects.

    Richmond police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest,  and the Richmond Police Officer's K-9 Association is accepting donations to help pay the vet bills.