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1 of 2 stolen Yorkies returned to owner
One of the two Yorkshire terriers who was reported stolen last week has been returned to its family in good health, according to police.
West Manchester Township Police say a woman who had recently bought a Yorkie from a man who came up to her in York City turned the dog over to police after realizing it may well have been one that was stolen.
It turned out the dog was Mickey, a Yorkshire terrier who, along with fellow Yorkie Tosha, was reported stolen March 29 from the Shennys Drive. Police said the pair was worth $3,000.
The woman told police a Hispanic man likely in his 30s with a buzz cut came up to her April 1 at the corner of Princess and Queen street in York City. He was peddling dogs, she said; she did indeed want a dog, so she paid him and he gave her the dog, police say.
Later, a friend told her the dog looked like one of the dogs who'd been reported missing, whose picture she'd seen in the media. So then on Friday the "conscientious citizen" turned the dog over to police, who reunited it with its owner.
Police continue to search for the dognapper, who they say was driving a white or light gray pickup truck with lawnmowers in the back. The other dog, Tosha, a female Yorkshire terrier, has not been found.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call West Manchester Township Police at (717) 792-9514, or call 911.