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Police looking for man in blue pick-up who left dogs in Chesterfield neighborhood

Posted at 10:46 PM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 23:49:00-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Police in Chesterfield County are searching for the man who dumped three pit-bull mixes in a Midlothian neighborhood, on one of the hottest days of the year.

Police said the incident happened on the afternoon of July 9, in the Frederick Farms sub-division.

A surveillance video at a neighborhood home could help police crack the case.

In the video, you can see a blue pick-up with custom wheels stop in the middle of the road, then leave Frederick Farms Dr. The truck headed towards Stigal Road, off Genito Road.

"It was 91 degrees outside and he just dumped them," said a woman who didn’t want to be identified.  "They were linked together with those cables, you know, that you get at the pet store. By the time I got to them they were all wrapped up and not going very far."

The dogs also grabbed the attention of nine-year-old Aidan Gillespie who described what the driver was wearing, and what he watched the man in the blue truck do.

"At first I thought he was visiting, but then he just took off,” said Aidan. “I was so angry and sad for those puppies."

3 dogs

Animal Control says this is an ongoing investigation and they are looking for tips about who was driving the truck.

As for the three pit bull mixes, they are on day five of a 12-day waiting period before they can be listed for adoption.

If you have any information about this incident contact Chesterfield animal services at 804-748-1251.