WEST ISLIP - Police are searching for a burglar turned dog kidnapper in Suffolk County.

The incident happened in October in West Islip but police are hoping someone will recognize the dog and help get him home to his heartbroken owners.

The dog named Joey is a 13-pound pup and is a Maltese/Dachshund mix.

Police are asking anyone who has information to call Suffolk Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.