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Burglars Drug Dog During West Columbus Break-In

COLUMBUS (Steve Levine/Kelsey Mallahan) -- A west Columbus man is fighting back after thieves drugged his dog after breaking into his home and stealing jewelry, tools and drugs.

“We found a lot of bits and pieces of hamburger meat scattered around,” said Greg Truck, after he found his five-year-old Pit Bull Centurion passed out after crooks busted in through a back door.

Columbus Police say Truck is not alone. Within the past 10 days, nearly two dozen homes have been burglarized by thieves who are looking to steal cash and electronics. All of the break-ins have been during daylight hours. 

Columbus Police Officer Robin Medley said the best way to prevent these types of burglaries is for residents to look out for their neighbors while they're gone. He also advised homeowners to keep their bushes low so thieves can’t hide, and install thick block-glass windows that can’t be smashed.

Truck said he plans to install more secure doors to keep burglars from getting back into his home and drugging his pet.

“The dog will eat anything; he is a pet but also supposed to guard the house. I guess he didn’t this time,” said Truck.
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