North Bellport - (WALK) Police are searching for several people who tried to force their way into a home in North Bellport Thursday. Their attempted invasion failed, but the suspects succeeded in killing the family's dog.
Four or five people tried to barge through the front doorway of the home near Doane Avenue shortly after 3:00 p.m. The residents managed to shut them out, but their family dog, an 11-year-old, three-legged female pit bull ran outside, and was shot by one of the suspects. The dog, Sarah, was fatally wounded, said police.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Suffolk CrimeStopper: information leading to a conviction earns a cash reward: 1-800-220-TIPS.