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Stolen Chaska dog is found, reunited with its owners

Police are still investigating who took him.

The dog reported as being stolen from a parked car in Chaska has been reunited with its owners.

Goldy the goldendoodle was reportedly taken from the car outside the Chaska Goodwill on Friday.

On Sunday afternoon, Chaska PD said he's been found and back with owner Brette Hermann, while police have identified a suspect in his taking.

No further information regarding what led the suspect to take the dog has been released.

"Goldy has been located and reunited with his family!" Chaska PD wrote on Twitter.

"Our officers followed several leads and worked hard to make sure this story had a happy ending. A suspect has been identified and this is an active investigation."

Police in Chaska are looking for this woman in connection with the theft of a beloved pet on Friday afternoon.

The 11-week-old golden doodle, called Goldy, was taken from a car parked outside the Chaska Goodwill at 310 Pioneer Trail.

It happened around 3:50 p.m. on Friday, with police releasing security images of the suspect and the car she was driving.

The vehicle appears to be a dark colored Volkswagen Jetta. The suspect exits the Goodwill appearing to wear a black jacket with a Twins logo on the back.

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She is also wearing glasses and a dark cap.

Owner Brette Hermann told WCCO that her daughter had run quickly into the Goodwill store with a friend, leaving Goldy in the car with a cracked window.

Calling the dog her "little bundle of joy," Hermann says it's possible the suspect may have thought she was doing the right thing because she saw the dog in the car.

Anyone with information that can lead to the recovery of the dog should contact Chaska PD on 952-361-1231.

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