Police seek suspect who stole dogs, gun from victim's car

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man has been reunited with his dogs after they were stolen out of his truck while he shopped at a local Walmart.

Earl Allen's truck was broken into Monday around 11 a.m. at the Walmart Supercenter in the 12100 block of Lem Turner Road by who he describes as, "career criminals who took only four minutes to ruin his life."

The unidentified thieves stole Allen's two Boston Terriers and a gun from his truck.

One of Allen's dogs requires medication, so he took matters into his own hands to get them back. Allen posted an ad to Craigslist offering a no questions asked $100 reward for his dogs to be returned. A person about 10 miles south from where the dogs were taken responded. Allen paid the person $100 and picked up his dogs, but his gun is still missing.

Fortunately for Allen the thieves were caught on camera.

According to a police report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, surveillance video showed a white Chevrolet 3500 model truck pull up near Allen's truck for about four minutes. The truck then left the area and headed south on Lem Turner Rd. The suspect's truck also has a dent in the passenger side door.

The suspect gained entry to Allen's truck by drilling a hole in the drivers side door just above the key hole, the report detailed.

Anyone who has any information about the location of these individuals or vehicle is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500.

To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000 for this case, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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