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UPDATE: Cedar Falls dog stolen from home

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A family dog in Cedar Falls was stolen by thieves who left notes taunting the owners.

Cedar Falls Police say a four-year-old English yellow Lab with a white coat was taken from a residence at 224 W. Seerley Blvd. on Dec. 21.

Cedar Falls Police Chief Jeff Olson said the dog was well taken care of. The dog was kept inside a kennel near the owner's home and author ties say the kennel had a heated dog house in it.

Olson said if the thieves thought the dog was in danger they should have gone about it a different way.

"Notify police of the humane society instead of taking the matter into your own hands. Because now you have a theft situation and this is a pretty valuable dog. They paid a lot of money for this dog. You got a theft situation that nobody wants to be involved in," said Olson.

The suspect or suspects left notes at the dog owner's home prior to, during and after the theft of the dog, advising that they had taken the dog and it was in a safe place, according to police.

Police ask anyone with any information to contact the Cedar Falls Police Department at 319-273-8612 or Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers at 855-300-8477.

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