SFPD Releases Video of Dog Killer

The Saturday incident began when woman pulled over to look for her cell phone

By Lori Preuitt
|  Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013  |  Updated 3:51 PM PDT
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Monte Francis talks to a woman who watched her dog get slammed to its death during a robbery Friday night in San Francisco.

Monte Francis talks to a woman who watched her dog get slammed to its death during a robbery Friday night in San Francisco.

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San Francisco police released surveillance video of a man they said threw a dog to the ground to its death during a robbery over the weekend.

Last Friday, a woman watched in horror as a man who had just robbed her grabbed her dog named Roxie and threw it to the ground.

San Francisco police said a woman was driving on Leavenworth Street around 5 p.m. Friday when she pulled over to look for her cell phone that had fallen under her car seat.  

They said a robber walked up to her car and demanded money.

The woman said she handed over the only cash she had, but the suspect grabbed her wallet and her barking dog from inside the car and slammed the animal to the ground.  He then ran away.

 The dog, a Pekingese,  was taken to the vet, but had to be put down.

The only description of the robber is that is was a black man in his 30s. The still photo at the top of this article is also quite blurry. 

Anyone who witnessed the robbery is asked to call police at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 with "SFPD" in the message.

People who witnessed the incident told NBC Bay Area they are personally offering a $1,000 reward in the case.

Below is the video from the police.

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