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A San Marino officer shot and wounded a dog Thursday after police went to a neighborhood to look for an intruder who confronted a live-in nanny and stole an SUV.
Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Winston Avenue about 8 a.m., the San Marino Police Department reported.
“A female resident returned to her home … (and) upon entering her home she was confronted by a male suspect,” according to a police statement. “The suspect had ransacked the home, and made additional demands for property.”
The woman ran to the second floor, where she locked herself in a room and called 911 while the suspect yelled at her to get off the phone. When it got quiet, she went downstairs and noticed a 2014 white Mercedes-Benz SUV had been stolen. It was found abandoned several hours later at the junction of the San Diego (405) and Ventura (101) freeways.
The nanny’s employers were out of town at the time of the break-in, according to reports from the scene.
Police described the suspect as a black man, 28-30 years old, wearing a blue and black shirt, dark pants and carrying a fanny pack.
Arriving officers set up a perimeter and went into an adjacent yard, where they were confronted by a large dog.
“One officer shot two rounds, (with) one striking the dog,” police said. “The dog was transported by (the) Pasadena Humane Society to a local veterinary hospital” and was said to be in good condition.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call Detective Richard Ward at (626) 300-0722.
— City News Service
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