Update, May 23: Puppy Now Found http://patch.com/A-t17j
A Toms River residence was broken into on Friday morning, but the thieves walked off with more than just worldly goods — they took the homeowner’s pet dog, as well.
Mary Frances Yurkel of Toms River described that her mother, who resides behind Shop Rite in the vicinity of Fischer Boulevard and Bay Avenue, was the victim of a burglary yesterday morning.
“These people kicked in the front door, took all of her jewelry, a laptop, a firebox with all of the family's historical and pertinent information, and Fiona, an 11-week old Havanese mix (dog),” said Yurkel.
Yurkel described Fiona as having a white body, black ears, one black eye, and a black nose.
“My mother is losing faith as time passes. My sisters and I are pounding the pavement, asking everyone in the area (for information),” Yurkel explained.
The family is also offering a $500 reward for the safe return of the 11-week-old puppy.
If you have any information on this theft, or if you have seen Fiona, please contact your local police department or 609-994-4722.