Callous crook in Bayview dog beating, puppy theft offers to sell pooches back 

As if cruelly beating two adult dogs and stealing their young puppies wasn’t bad enough, a possible suspect in a Bayview burglary last week later called the victimized homeowner wanting to sell her own pups back to her, police said.

Police are hoping a member of the public can help them track down whoever is responsible for the heartless crime.

On Tuesday, someone broke into a home in the 100 block of Cameron Way between 9 a.m. and noon and ransacked the place, police said.

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During the burglary, the adult parents of the puppies were badly beaten, likely with some kind of blunt object, and their four three- to four-week-old puppies were taken from a bedroom, police reported. A laptop and a television set were also stolen.

Adding insult to injury, the very next day, someone contacted the dogs’ owner, offering to sell the puppies back to her for $200, but the woman did not have the money, police said.

The puppies are tan and black-colored miniature Doberman Pinscher and Beagle mixed-breeds, and were still nursing, according to police.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Sgt. Neil Cunningham of Bayview Station at (415) 671-2300 or the station’s anonymous tip line at (415) 822-8147.

aburack@sfexaminer.com

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