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San Francisco Police Searching for Dog Stolen in Auto Burglary

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San Francisco police are asking for the public's help in locating a Yorkshire Terrier stolen in an auto burglary.

"He's my baby, I can't imagine the thought of yesterday being the last time I every see him," said Jacqueline Zavala-Lee in tears.

She and Refugio Zavala are distraught without their 10-year-old dog Leo who was stolen on the last night of an anniversary celebration trip to San Francisco after someone broke into their car on North Point Street near Powell Street.

“The night tour was just one hour, I didn't want him to be cold anymore so I put him in his carrier bag, tucked him under the dashboard to where you can't really see him,” said Zavala-Lee.

"When they returned, they found that an unknown suspect had broken a window and stolen Leo who as in a soft, nylon-style dog carrier," police said in a press release.

A suitcase was also stolen from the vehicle, police said.

SFPD is investigating and using social media to spread the word about the stolen dog.

The Zavalas are worried about Leo's health, saying he needs daily medication for his eyes and skin.

“He doesn't have his meds with him and is he being taken care of? Are they keeping him warm?” said Zavala-Lee.

They've had Leo since he was a puppy and are begging for his safe return.

"We just want him back, no questions asked. He means the world to us," Zavala-Lee said.

Anyone with information on this incident or having information regarding Leo’s whereabouts is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.

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