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UPADATE: LAPD Finds and Returns Brit Soccer Player's Stolen Pomeranian

July 10, 2019 - 7:23 am
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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - English soccer player Daniel Sturridge pleaded Tuesday for the return of his Pomeranian Lucci, stolen early today from the Hollywood Hills home where he is staying.


Wednesday the Liverpool striker got good news, as Lucci has been found and returned to him. 

Initially, he'd offered up to $30,000 for the pooch's safe return.  LA police say the dog was found early Wednesday morning and no arrests have been made in the case.   

Sturridge posted a series of videos on his Instagram account early Tuesday morning, saying that his residence was broken into.

"Somebody stole my dog. I'll pay anything. I want him back," one of the captions of his posts said.

The video showed a glass door completely shattered.

Los Angeles police said they received a call at about 1:30 a.m. Other personal property was taken from the home besides the dog, police said. No one was home when the burglary occurred.

Another video showed what appeared to be surveillance video of three people walking inside the home.

"Burglary happened in the last 2 hours apparently 3 men stole my dog and 4 bags," read a caption on one of Sturridge's post.

"I want my dog back, and I'll pay whatever. It don't matter, it don't matter the cost," Sturridge said in one of the videos, offering to pay $20,000 to $30,000.

Sturridge played most recently for Liverpool F.C. of the English Premier League.

His dog has its own Instagram account with the handle @luccidapoochie and has more than 3,000 followers.