Dognapping: Cops on the hunt for poodle stolen from Lincoln Square home

Lily, a three-pound teacup poodle, was stolen from her Lincoln Square home, police said. | Chicago Police Dept

Police are investigating the reported dognapping of a teacup poodle from her home in Lincoln Square, according to an alert issued by Area North detectives.

The three-pound pooch named Lily was taken from her front yard in the 4900 block of North California around 8:30 p.m. on August 22nd, police said.

A witness reported seeing two men pick Lily up and walk with her to a white Chevy work van that had stopped in front of her home. The van, which has ladder equipment on top, then drove north on California.

Detectives used pod cameras to track the van as far north as Peterson Avenue.

Police said this work van was used in the dognapping. | Chicago Police Dept

Police said Lily has a pink collar and is microchipped with number 982000411127750.

Anyone with information on Lily’s whereabouts or the van is asked to call Area North detectives at 312-744-8263 about case JB406885.

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