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Mother makes plea for help in finding daughter's stolen puppy

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"Sandy" was stolen from a home in Hartford, according to a mother. (Family photo) "Sandy" was stolen from a home in Hartford, according to a mother. (Family photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A woman said she came home to find her house broken into and her puppy stolen.

The woman, a mother who did not wish to be identified, said it happened on Hillside Avenue in Hartford last Friday. The burglary took place between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

"She was still a baby. Of course, she was a puppy," the mother said. "But she was the happiest thing that has happened in our home."

Police said the suspects came into the building through a door, went into a closet and made a hole that granted them access to an unlocked apartment door.

"They knew exactly what to get," the woman said. "They knew exactly what I had in my home."

The woman told Eyewitness News that while several electronics and $800 in cash were taken from residence. However, she said she was only concerned with getting their beloved Sandy back.

Sandy was described as a Havanese and Shih Tzu puppy. The dog was a gift for her daughter's eighth birthday.

"She goes to sleep crying," the woman said. "She wakes up crying in the middle night. She wakes up to see if she can find Sandy."

Fliers have been posted around their neighborhood, according to the woman.

"I am holding onto the memories that we have with Sandy," the mother said. "Of course, I'm being very hopeful that she can come back and so is my daughter."

As of Wednesday, police said they have no suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hartford police.

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