By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Car thieves stole at least two vehicles Sunday morning in Woodbury, including one with a dog inside.

Public safety officials say four people, who investigators believe were working as a team, stole the vehicles between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. They were seen driving in a black Volvo and a black GMC Tahoe into the parking lot of the Health East Sports Center. The men then got out and walked around the lot, casing vehicles for valuables and key fobs.

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Violet (credit: Woodbury Police)

The group then drove to the Walgreens on the 1600 block of Radio Drive, where they then stole a black 2014 Lexus GX SUV, with Minnesota license plate 445LFK. Inside that SUV was a dark-colored Labradoodle named Violet, who was wearing a purple collar.

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Officials described the four suspects as Black males, three of whom were wearing dark-colored clothing. One of the suspects wore a bright, reflective vest. It is not clear where they stole the other SUV that morning.

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Anyone with information on these thefts is asked to call 651-439-9381.