Long Beach girl's companion dog stolen in carjacking

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- The Long Beach Police Department is trying help to find a companion dog that was inside a vehicle when it was stolen.

A woman parked her car at a shopping center in Long Beach Tuesday evening to pick up a prescription for her daughter, who relies on the dog for her medical condition.

Surveillance video shows the car being driven away minutes after the woman and her daughter left it. A white pickup truck was seen following the car.

The stolen vehicle was found at a shopping center parking lot near Artesia and Lakewood boulevards, but the dog, Sandy, is still missing.

"Take him to the pound, take him to a police station, just give him back because I need him. He means the whole wide world to me. He was my best friend. He's what I got up for in the morning and for what I look forward to when I wake up and do my homework," said Emily Thompson, Sandy's owner.

If you have any information about this case, you're urged to call Long Beach police. If you locate the dog, contact Animal Care Services at (562) 570-7387.

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