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Homeowner: Priceless pooch stolen during Copperfield burglary

by Tiffany Craig / KHOU 11 News

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 6 at 5:21 PM

HOUSTON— A group of thieves who burglarized a Copperfield home Saturday morning made off with something that cannot be replaced – the homeowner’s dog.

Wes Covington said the suspects stole Charlie, a pure-bred Boxer, from his home in the 8400 block of East Copper Village Drive.

Covington said the suspects busted down the front and back doors of his house. He said they stole some laptops, a guitar, a flat-screen TV and – most importantly – the pooch.

"They went through everything," said Covington. "They opened up drawers, cabinets, closets—any door that was there."

Neighbors said they didn’t get a good description of the suspects or their vehicle.

"Hopefully these people will realize they didn’t just take some dog out of a kennel, they took a family member," said Covington. "It’s my best friend."

Covington said he fears the suspects may have taken Charlie to sell or use him for fighting.

"Some people might want to fight them, which they would be sorely disappointed," said Covington. "He’s not a fighter."

Covington said Charlie weighs about 75- to 80-pounds and is mostly brown, with white fur on his face, chest, belly and ears.

He is not neutered, and his ears are not clipped.

Charlie’s collar was left in Covington’s house. He said the dog was set to get a microchip at his next visit to the vet, but as of now, he doesn’t have one.

Anyone with information on this case or Charlie’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.