Stolen car recovered, dog left inside still missing in Richfield

Authorities say a dog was inside a car that was stolen Friday afternoon in Richfield.

According to Richfield Police, the owner of a black, 2021 Chevrolet Malibu left the car running with the dog, named "Vic," inside while running into Richfield Liquor.

"The stolen vehicle has been recovered near Hamline University in Saint Paul. Victor was not inside or nearby and is still missing," Richfield Police said Saturday.

The Malibu has Minnesota license plate number FDB380. It was last seen going north on Highway 77 from 66th Street, police said.

Vic is described as a black lab mix, weighing about 50 pounds and is very friendly.

Anyone who sees the vehicle or dog is asked to call police at 612-861-9800.