Dog missing when SUV stolen has been recovered

Posted at 11:00 AM, Jan 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-20 11:00:39-05

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. – A dog that was inside an SUV when it was stolen has been recovered.

Sahara, who recently underwent surgery and couldn't walk, was in a Black Chevrolet Tahoe while it was parked on the 300 block of West 11 Street in Riviera Beach when the vehicle was taken.

Police say a person recognized the dog from news coverage and called Riviera Beach police.

Sahara was recovered from a vacant lot in the 3100 block of Avenue J and appears to be in good condition, according to police.

The Tahoe, with Florida tag T176HT, is still missing.

If you know anything you are urged to call Riviera Beach Police at (561) 845-4123 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.