Family dog goes missing after burglary in Long Island home

July 31, 2013 9:20:48 AM PDT
Police in Merrick are looking for a dog that was either taken or left after a home was burglarized.

The home on Merrick Avenue was burglarized Monday morning and the homeowners 2 year old bichon/shihtzu 'Cookie' has been missing ever since.

According to police the suspect gained access to the house through a basement window and was able to take a flat screen tv, assorted jewelry, a video game system, I-Pad, cell phone and designer bags. The suspect left through the front door.

It is not known if the dog walked out of the house or was taken by the suspect.

Anyone with information on the dog is asked to call police at (516) 573-6753.

Anyone with information on the actual crime is asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.