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Photos of suspect released after car stolen with dog inside

A 15-year-old dog was inside the navy blue Subaru Forester when it was stolen on Friday from outside Westminster business.

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — The Westminster Police Department (WPD) has released pictures of a suspect they said stole a car and the 15-year-old dog that was inside it, named Solo.

According to WPD, the vehicle is a 2006 navy blue Subaru Forester with a North Carolina plate number 42M1BP. The plate is yellow, WPD said, and is from the Blue Ridge Highway collection.

Credit: Westminster Police Department

The car was parked in front of a Tropical Smoothie Cafe on 73rd Avenue and Federal Boulevard when it was stolen, WPD said. Authorities said the vehicle was stolen at 4:36 pm. on Friday.

Police said they got the following pictures from a business in the area.

Credit: Westminster Police

Solo’s owner was only 5 years old when she got the dog, WPD said. The Basset Hound/Beagle mix was not wearing a collar and has not been chipped, according to WPD.

Credit: Westminster Police Department
Solo
Credit: Westminster Police Department

If anyone sees the dog or the car, they are asked to call Westminster Police at 303-658-4360 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.

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Metro Denver Crime Stoppers  

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers are notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted. 

More information about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

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