Thief caught on camera stealing dog from family's yard

HOUSTON – A husband and wife are offering a $1,000 reward for anyone who can help find their dog who was stolen from them.

Surveillance caught a man in a white GMC Suburban pull up, get out and snatch the dog from their family’s home.

“It’s real devastating for them to take your dog and for us it our kid,” said Pedro Reyes as he sat next to his wife Stefany. “It’s kind of messed up man, you’re going to be taking other people’s dogs.”

Reyes said they were at their family’s home for Father’s Day near the intersection of Irvington Boulevard and Knight Street, close to the Hardy Toll Road.

“I was setting up my DJ stand, because I’m a DJ as well, so I was setting that up, and my wife went to the restroom and that’s when we lost track of Spike,” explained Reyes. “That’s when the neighbor came running and she’s like, ‘Hey, they stole your dog!”

VIDEO: Surveillance video of dog being stolen

Reyes said he jumped in his truck to try and find the suspected thief, but took a wrong turn and went the wrong way.

Spike is an English bull terrier who is 7 month old and weighs 20-25 pounds. The dog has a scar on his nose and black patch of hair on his backside. Reyes said the dog had a collar on, but did not have a chip.

“We don’t care whoever brings him, if you’re the thief, that’s it we just want our baby back,” said Reyes. “Dog thieves stop what you’re doing man because y’all are hurting other families.”

Monday afternoon the couple put up flyers around the neighborhood hoping someone would recognize the man in the video.

Reyes said they rescued the dog from someone who no longer wanted the dog.

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