Suspected dog thief in Alameda changes story

Deuce is a 6-year-old male purebread Yorkie and has a microchip implant that can be used to identify him.

November 9, 2010 9:23:28 AM PST
A man arrested on suspicion of stealing a Yorkshire Terrior from an 80-year-old Alameda woman is changing his story. He now says he abandoned the dog at a park.

The suspect, Christopher Perkins, first told investigators he sold Deuce. Now, he says he left the 6-year-old dog at Holiday Park in Stockton.

Investigators believe his claim and are now trying to track down the animal. They say Helen Bignone was walking her dog on October 30 when two men stopped, grabbed the dog and her purse And took off.