Chicago car stolen outside River North business; dogs inside found

CPD said the woman parked her black SUV on the street, entered store near Wells, Huron about 3 p.m.

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Friday, August 12, 2022
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Two dogs that were missing after the car they were inside was stolen Thursday afternoon have been reunited with their owner.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two dogs that were missing after the car they were inside was stolen Thursday afternoon have been reunited with their owner.

Chicago police confirmed that a 33-year-old woman parked her black SUV on the street and entered a store near Wells and Huron streets about 3 p.m.

When she walked out, she saw someone get in her car and drive north on Wells.

"I checked out and walked out and they were gone. I just miss my dogs so much. I just want my dogs back. I don't care about the car. I don't care about anything," Kayla Walker said later Thursday.

She said she left her car locked and running while she ran into the store.

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When she came out, her car, with her dogs inside, a maltipoo and a shih tzu mix, named Karmen and Franklin, were gone.

She said the thieves climbed through the sunroof to get into the vehicle, and she had her keys with her.

The dogs were found hours later by several people wandering around 35th Street after they recognized them from news reports.

"I just want to say thank you to everyone who kept us in their thoughts and prayers and willed this to happen, because without you it wouldn't have happened," Walker said.

It was not immediately clear if the woman's car had been found Friday. Police are still looking for the thieves.