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Durham police officer's puppy, uniform stolen from home

Posted April 30, 2014 6:25 p.m. EDT
Updated May 4, 2014 6:59 p.m. EDT

Durham Police Department

— Someone broke into a Durham police officer's home Tuesday and stole the officer's puppy, police uniform, Taser, work gear, jewelry and electronic items, police said Wednesday.

Police did not name the officer or say exactly where the break-in happened. The officer's firearm, badge and radio were not taken.

Anyone with information about the stolen items is asked to call Investigator J. Walsh at 919-560-4582, extension 29248, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

All Durham police employees are required to carry city-issued photo identification. Anyone who is unsure about an officer’s identity should ask to see the officer’s photo identification or call 911 or a police supervisor to verify an officer’s identity.