1 dog still missing after woman's vehicle was stolen in Minneapolis

The woman was dropping her daughter off at daycare when someone stole her car with her two dogs inside.
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A woman's vehicle was stolen Thursday morning in Minneapolis with her two dogs inside. One has been found, but she is pleading for help in locating her other dog.

The dogs, Lola and Lucy, were stolen – along with Gina Rios 2017 white Buick Enclave with Poquet plates – Thursday morning while it was parked in a lot on Bloomington Avenue South in South Minneapolis, according to posts Rios has made on social media.

In a statement, Minneapolis police said at 8:19 a.m. Thursday it responded to a possible carjacking at 41st and Bloomington Avenue South. Police learned the vehicle was stolen, it wasn't a carjacking, noting the victim left her vehicle running and unattended. 

"A vehicle pulled up and an adult white female got out of the passenger side and got into the victim’s vehicle and sped away. It was learned that there were dogs in the car at the time of the theft," police said, noting they are investigating and anyone who spots the vehicle should call 911. 

Rios told FOX 9 she was dropping her daughter off at daycare – she parked near the door and left her car running. When she came outside, she saw the woman jump in her car and drive off, saying it all happened in 30 seconds.

“I could care less about the car, I just want the dogs back," Rios told WCCO, noting this is the second time her family's vehicle has been stolen in the past few weeks. 

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In an update Friday morning, Rios said Lucy, a reddish-brown terrier, was found without her collar on Highway 10 in Coon Rapids around 2 a.m. and is home safe. 

But Lola, a 3-year-old golden-colored terrier mix, is still missing. A Lost Dogs Minnesota Facebook post says she is skittish and easily scared. Lola, who has floppy ears, was wearing a multi-colored floral collar when she was taken.

"We are so grateful to have Lucy back and would still love the support in finding Lola. My family thanks you all for your loving support," Rios wrote on Facebook. 

Bring Me The News has reached out to the Minneapolis Police Department to see if there are any additional updates on the case.

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