CPD looking for pair that stole pit bull from body shop lot

Local News

Police in Columbus are looking for the people responsible for stealing a pit bull from the back lot of a body shop.

According to police, it happened around 8:30pm on May 2. Two men bent back the fence surrounding 5 Star Auto Body at 820 West Broad Street and left with a pill bull and boxer mix named Smokey.

The dog lives on the lot and is there to deter theft. Smokey is not trained or housebroken.  Police say Smokey is normally aggressive toward animals but not people. People walking by the lot often feed Smokey, making him more friendly toward people.

Smokey was previously stolen and returned after eight months after being identified through a microchip.

Police described the first suspect as a white male in his 20s standing between 5’10 and six feet tall. He weighed between 160 and 175 pounds and had brown hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt, blue jean shorts and a baseball cap.

The second suspect was described as a white male between 18 and 25-years-old weighing between 155 and 170 pounds and with short red hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a red tank top with a tie-dye pattern on the bottom half.

Anyone with info on this case, Smokey or the suspects whereabouts is asked to contact Det. Edmundson in CPD’s Burglary Unit at 614-645-2077 or cedmundson@columbuspolice.org.

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