A dog allegedly stolen from her owner at a New York park has been found dead.
The beloved cocker spaniel was stolen right before owner Lora Panossian’s eyes at Crocheron park in Queens on Sunday, after two men allegedly punched her in the stomach.
The New York Daily News, who first identified the woman as 29-year-old Lora Panossian, said the thieves stopped her on a walk around 10 p.m. to talk with her about the dog.
“One guy bent down, he was very friendly, he was asking me a lot of questions about Ginger, and the other guy came and sucker punched me in the gut,” she told CBS New York. “I lost my breath and I fell down, and the other guy picked up the dog and they ran down the stairs.”
A post on a Facebook page set up to help find the dog says the cocker spaniel had been found dead on Tuesday by park workers.
“At this point now, our attention must now be turned towards justice,” reads the post. “I beg all of you to please come forward with any kind of information that might be helpful towards the investigation.”
Anyone with information can contact New York police at precinct 111 in Bayside, Queens. The incident has been classified as a robbery.