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Covington man reports pit bull puppy stolen from yard

COVINGTON — A Covington man reported that someone possibly stole a pit bull puppy from his yard.

Covington Police Department Officer Ulysses Banks was called to a home on Thrash Street sometime after 9 p.m. Monday where he spoke with the victim’s neighbor who said she believed she saw a young black male inside her neighbor’s fence with the dogs and that he was possibly trying to get inside his shed. She then saw the suspect running from the back yard into the wooded area behind her neighbor’s house, the incident report states.

Banks reported there were one adult dog and two puppies in the yard at the time of the incident.

“Approximately one hour later, the victim returned home and informed me that he was missing one 5-month-old blue pit bull puppy, with a white face and blue markings over the left eye,” the officer stated in the report.

The missing puppy, which was inside a kennel inside the shed, is named Gladiator and is valued at $800, according to the incident report.

“It is believed that once the suspect accessed the yard, he entered the shed and took the puppy and fled to an unknown location,” Banks reported.