Police investigate New Jersey dognapping

April 6, 2010 2:38:22 PM PDT
A New Jersey woman is desperately searching for her pet pup after she says a man snatched him off the street.Lisa Fadden was exiting a 7-Eleven on Bergen Avenue in Jersey City Sunday when she saw a man grab her black Scottish Terrier named Blackjack, hop into a white and beige four-door Lexus and speed off.

"He was my life, he meant everything to me," she said. "Please return him. I'm heartbroken. I can't eat or sleep."

Lisa was inside the 7-Eleven at 2 a.m. shopping for food for Easter Sunday. She left Blackjack outside, his leash tethered to a metal grate. It is now a decision she now deeply regrets.

"If I get him back, he'll never be out of my sight again," she said.

She spent Tuesday hanging up fliers, pleading for information about her stolen pooch. Fadden, 58, is offering a $500 reward for the dog.

Fadden was able to catch the New Jersey license plate number, WHV17E, and said the man who took the dog was about 5-foot-8 with chin-length black hair. He was slim and appeared to be in his mid 20s to mid 30s.

Fadden says the dog is her life. She rescued him two years ago after finding him pinned underneath a car. She hand-fed the then-6-month-old dog for two weeks.

Anyone with information on the dognapping can call police at 201-547-5477, or you can contact the Faddens at 201-222-0282.