PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- Shocking security camera video shows the moments a Pueblo dog-walker is attacked and her 8-month old puppy is stolen while she was still attached to the leash.
On May 23 around 9:50 A.M., Molly Leri says she was walking down the 1600 block of E. Evans Avenue when a vehicle rolled up next to her in a nearby parking lot.
Leri says two women got out of the vehicle and proceeded to attack her, and went to grab the leash for her puppy. The dog owner says one of the girls proceeded to yell, "This is my dog now!"
SHOCKING VIDEO: Security camera shows a dog-walker in Pueblo getting attacked and having her 8-month old puppy stolen while attached to the leash. Full story tonight at 10pm on @KRDONC13 with @cgolightlyKRDO pic.twitter.com/v7CDQjA6O5— Dan Beedie KRDO (@BeedieonTV) June 9, 2021
According to security video footage obtained by Leri from Pueblo Police, one woman can be seen striking Leri in the head, while the other individual grabbed the puppy.
Once they had the puppy, the two individuals fled the scene in their vehicle. Leri says she immediately reported her puppy stolen to Pueblo Police.
Leri tells KRDO she just wants her 8-month old Bluenose Pitbull named Roxy back safe in her home again.
The Pueblo Police Department tells KRDO it's investigating the case and needs the public's help in identifying the two women seen in the video.
The victim described the "two females as Black, one heavy-set with purple hair, and the other wearing a white shirt," according to Pueblo Police. The vehicle was reportedly being driven by a Hispanic man in a white shirt.
At 10 pm, KRDO NewsChannel 13 sits down with Leri to get her full account of the attack.