MEDFORD - A Medford family is heartbroken after they say someone stole their pug from their backyard.

Laura Baxter says someone snatched 4-year-old Bandit from her backyard on Middle Island Avenue Tuesday. Bandit's sister, Sprinkles, was spared.

Baxter says thieves have previously stolen things from her shed, including a snowblower and lawn mower. Other neighbors say they have been victimized, too.