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The owner of Lobi, a Belgian Malinois, says he's offering a reward for the dog who disappeared from her home in Cutler Bay  (Source: Miami-Dade police dog owner)

The owner of Lobi, a Belgian Malinois, says he’s offering a reward for the dog who disappeared from her home in Cutler Bay (Source: Miami-Dade police dog owner)

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MIRAMAR (CBS4) – Miramar police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who robbed three people at gunpoint inside their apartment after he befriended them. According to Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues, the unidentified man moved into the victim’s apartment complex at 2241 Sherman Circle South, three weeks before the armed robbery. A woman whom he met in an online dating service allowed him to move into her apartment from Brooklyn, New York. While he lived there, he became friendly with others in the complex, including the three victims. But on Friday, May 13th, police say he knocked on the victim’s door and asked to the use the bathroom. Once inside, he robbed the three victims at gunpoint of an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is 5’7, 225 pounds, 22-27 years old, speaks Spanish, and is believed to be from the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, NY. Tattoos include: hearts under his eyes, Virgin Mary on his arm, large #5 on neck, pit bull biting dollar sign ($) on shoulder/neck, as well as many others. Anyone who may have information on the identity or location of this individual is urged to contact the Miramar Police Department or Broward County Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.

CUTLER BAY (CBS4)- Police are asking for the public’s help after a narcotics search dog disappeared.

According to officials, Lobi, a Belgian Malinois, disappeared from her Cutler Bay home on Saturday, October 22.

The dog is owned by a police officer who said that left his home with his family last Friday night and did not return until the next night. On Sunday morning, the officer went into the backyard and that’s when he realized the dog was missing.

Lobi is a former police K-9 and was supposed to return to work with detectives as a narcotics search dog.

The owner, who has had the dog since 2008, said he moved into the home about one and a half months ago and within that time Lobi never tried to escape. The officer believes someone may have stolen her while he was out with his family.

He added that there is no sign that the dog could have escaped as his backyard is completely fenced. He also noted that there were no holes in the backyard to suggest that the dog dug his way out.

The owner said he is offering a $500 reward for the dog, with no questions asked.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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