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Oct 22, 2012 6:39 PM by Alyse Rzemek

Burglar hits house twice, nabbing new puppy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Burglars have struck a Philadelphia house two weeks in a row, first stealing all the food in the family's refrigerator, then snatching their puppy.

Rachel Schortye tells a local station that the latest theft happened late Saturday or early Sunday. She says the burglars took their 52-inch flat-screen TV, winter clothes and party favors for her 8-year-old son's upcoming birthday party.

Schortye says the thieves also took her 3-month-old puppy Miss Piggy from her cage. She says they entered the home through a screen on her porch.

The burglars first struck Oct. 15. Schortye says they entered through the unlocked front door and emptied the family's fridge.

Police say similar burglaries have been reported in the same neighborhood.

Schortye says she doesn't have the money to replace all that was stolen.

 

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