Burglars Feed Broken Glass To Family Dog, Police Seek Help In Finding Suspects

Burglars fed shattered glass to a family's dog after ransacking the home, and police in Freemont, California, are now asking for the public to help find the men responsible.

The incident happened this week on the 40800 block of Amapola Drive, with residents of the home returning to find the break-in caught on surveillance video.

The footage showed suspects looking through the home's windows and eventually smashing their way in through a sliding glass door, CBS San Francisco reported. After tearing apart the home and stealing an estimated $2,000 worth of jewelry, the suspects reportedly turned their attention to the family's dog.

The suspects allegedly served the dog cookies on top of the shattered glass, causing the dog to cut its tongue and making its mouth bleed.

Police in Freemont have released footage of the break-in, and are asking the public to help identify the men who allegedly fed glass to the dog.

CBS San Francisco issued a description of the suspects.

"Police describe the first suspect as a Hispanic man who is 18 to 25 years old, between 5 feet 8 and 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build, is about 170 to 185 pounds and has short dark hair and a distinctive goatee. The suspect was wearing a plain white T-shirt, tan cargo pants and black mechanic gloves during the burglary.

"A second suspect was also momentarily visible during the video footage, but not long enough for a description, police said."

Meanwhile, another dog is making headlines in California after saving a dogsitter from a burglar. The dog, Molly, stepped in when an intruder broke into the home and threatened her sitter, Gloria.

Life With Dogs recounted Gloria's tale.

"We walked around here, we saw him, I said, 'Stop!' The guy was right there. He could've [hit or] killed me. I mean, you know, he's a young guy, I'm an old lady….And he looks at me and he's got my laptop, and I'm like, 'What are you doing in my house? What are you doing with my laptop?'…She just got him! She just stood between us like, 'You're not going to get my mom, no way!'"
Gloria said the burglar gave up after the encounter with Molly.
"And he fell over the white picket fence and he was throwing stuff out the whole time, out of his pockets, all this stuff…. It's like she was just trying to get him out of here or away from us."
Police in Freemont said they are seeking any information about the burglars who fed glass to the family dog. Anyone who recognizes the men is asked to contact Detective Antonio Ceniceros at (510) 790-6900 or aceniceros@fremont.gov.

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