LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Las Vegas woman says a group of young people broke into her home and stole her dog.
The 13-year-old dog Naja is a member of Katrina Hertfleder’s family who simply cannot be replaced.
Wednesday, Katrina’s home along Bracken Avenue was broken into during the morning hours.
“Beyond the usual things of jewelry, small electronics, the dog is the biggest impact right now,” Hertfleder said.
A surveillance camera at the home next door caught a group on camera with one of them holding a dog in their arms and Katrina said that dog was Naja,
Kathleen Kahr of the Huntridge Neighborhood Association has lived in the area for more than two decades.
She says while this crime is unsettling, it isn’t anything new.
“In February, we had issues with middle school kids coming down 15th Street and creating havoc,” Kahr said.
According to Las Vegas police crime map of the Huntridge neighborhood, 14 burglaries were reported within the past month.
That's more than any other crimes in the area.
Kathleen is hoping those responsible are off the streets soon before someone takes things into their own hands next time.
“If they feel like they have their backs against the wall and they come out swinging I would hate to see some parent’s child lose their life,” Kahr said.
UPDATE: The Hertfleder’s family informed 13 Action News that Naja was found near Sahara Avenue and Charleston Boulevard. However, the dog was hit by a car and the condition of the animal was not immediately given.