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Man allegedly steals family dog, other items during Tinder date

Posted at 7:07 PM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 19:07:36-04

LEONIA, NJ (CNN) - Police in New Jersey have found a missing Maltese.

They're still looking for the man who used his Tinder date as a way to score some stolen goods, including the family dog.

An 18-year-old woman was house-and-dog sitting in Leonia when she invited a stranger, who she met on Tinder, over to the house.

She said he showed up with a friend, and that when the two men left, a laptop, an amazon package and the family's Maltese named "Maggie" were all missing.

Little Maggie was found Monday night running on a street in Garfield, about ten miles away.

Thanks to help from a local animal rescue group, Maggie was reunited with her owners Wednesday.

Police said they know the identities of the two men who were at the house the night of the theft.

The case remains an active criminal investigation.

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