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Crimestoppers: Stolen German Shepard Puppy

Columbia Police Department (CPD) Investigators are asking for assistance in finding the person responsible for stealing a 9-week-old puppy earlier this morning.

The owner reports that his new, 9-week-old female German Shepard named Katara was stolen from the 1800 block of Superior Street shortly after 8:00 a.m.

The owner was outside playing with Katara and noticed a male getting out of a late model, dark red or maroon Buick sedan. The suspect began to pet the dog, then seconds later he picked Katara up and tossed her inside the getaway car.

The shocked owner ran after the car for as far as he could before the suspect turned onto South Edisto Avenue.

The owner explains to investigators that he is devastated and extremely worried about Katara’s well-being.  In addition to her specific breed, Katara likes to wear her favorite light pink collar with pictures of doughnuts. Katara also wears a pink bone-shaped name tag that includes her name and the victim’s name and phone number.

Citizens with information regarding the incident or Katara’s whereabouts are encouraged to contact CRIMESTOPPERS in any of the following ways: CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.   LOG onto:, and click on the red “Submit a tip” tab.

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