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Dog snatched from Humane Society van on camera

Posted: 3:06 PM, Aug 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-07 22:32:46Z

Authorities need your help locating a dognapper who swiped a puppy from an animal control van in broad daylight.

On Friday. the Nebraska Humane Society was helping take possession of 4 dogs because a landlord was evicting the tenants near 40th and Seward St.  NHS was going to hold them until the owners came to pick them up.  While the officer was retrieving the last dog an adult male drove up, grabbed the beagle puppy, and took off.  He was driving a greenish/grey Ford Explorer or Expedition.  

Dan Cooper said he was filming next door to make sure nothing else was taken from the home and didn't expect to catch a dog nabbing on camera.

"I think I said on the video, 'I can't believe that guy's taking that dog out of that vehicle,' and next thing I know he opened the vehicle, kicks the vehicle door shut, and takes off with the dog," Cooper explained.

The dog's name is Lucky and NHS says the owner was distraught when the went to pick up the puppy and found out it was stolen.

The Nebraska Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and location of the dog.  Call the Omaha Police Department at 402-444-7867 with information.