JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – A Jefferson County family is asking for help finding their beloved Welsh Corgi that was stolen, along with a Jeep, on Aug. 26.
Nick Junge told Denver7 that he borrowed his sister and brother-in-law’s SUV and drove to the Valero station at West Mississippi and South Wadsworth early Friday morning.
His dog, Jake, was in the Jeep.
Junge said he went into the store to make a purchase and left the car running.
“The next thing I know,” he said, “I hear my vehicle peeling off, heading down Wadsworth.”
Junge became emotional talking about his dog.
“He’s part of the family,” he said. “We’ve had him for nearly 9 years.”
The stolen Jeep was recovered Saturday, along the Sixth Avenue Freeway, near the Simms exit. Jake was nowhere to be found.
“He’s only about a foot, maybe foot and a half, at most, off the ground. He weighs about 35 – 40 pounds. He’s a little heavy set for a Welsh Corgi,” Junge said. “We feed him well.”
Junge said police told the family that thieves normally drop an animal off, if they find one in a a car they’re stealing.
The family has posted fliers with Jake’s picture throughout Lakewood.
They’re offering a $200 reward for Jake’s safe return.
“I just want my dog home safe,” Junge said. “Please help.”
If you see the dog or have information about who stole it, contact Lakewood Police at 303-987-7111 or Kerri & Matt Miller at 720-519-9700.