DOGNAPPING: Pooch Shanghaied at Belmont and LSD

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A Lakeview man told police that his beagle-retriever mix was dognapped as he walked the pooch near Belmont and Lake Shore Drive early Thursday.

No one is in custody and the dog, named Bailey, has not been found.

A stranger snatched Bailey’s leash from the man’s hand as they walked near the Gen. Philip Sheridan monument at 3 o’clock Thursday morning, the victim said.

The thief and Bailey were last seen running southbound on Inner Lake Shore Drive.

Officers drove Bailey’s owner around the neighborhood in an effort to find the pup, but their efforts were not successful.

The thief is described as a Middle Eastern male wearing a dark sweater with blue jeans.

The next community policing meeting for Wrigleyville and Boystown will be at the 19th district station, 850 W. Addison, at 7PM on Wednesday, August 3.
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