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Stolen Puppy Found Safe, Woman Charged

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Luigi, a seven-month old Pomeranian that was stolen from a vehicle last Monday. (Credit: Niles Police)

Luigi, a seven-month old Pomeranian that was stolen from a vehicle last Monday. (Credit: Niles Police)

CHICAGO (CBS) — A puppy is back with its rightful owners after it was stolen from a car in Niles on Monday afternoon.

WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports, Luigi, a 7-month-old Pomeranian puppy that serves as a therapy dog for two children, is back with his family.

A woman snatched the dog from a parked car in a parking lot at Touhy and Lehigh on Monday afternoon.

Niles Police Sgt. Robert Tornabene says investigators traced the license plate number of the getaway car to a home in Skokie

Police arrested Adina Tiran, 33, of Skokie.

Adina Tiran (Credit: Niles Police)

Adina Tiran (Credit: Niles Police)

She’s charged with a felony that carries a three- to seven-year sentence on conviction.

Police aren’t disclosing her motive for taking the dog.

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