WWII vet devastated after teacup Chihuahua stolen from Downey home

- A 93-year-old World War II veteran is devastated after his beloved teacup Chihuahua was taken from the front of his Downey home.

Roger LeClair says he and little Lola were an inseparable pair. He got her 12 years ago when she was just a puppy.

"She was only the size of a large mouse when I first got her," LeClair said. "We sleep together, we go everywhere together.  She's just the love of my life."

It happened at about 2 p.m. Nov. 9 on Brunache Street.  A neighborhood boy told LeClair he saw a woman drive up in a red car and pick up the tiny dog while she was enjoying the warm sun on the front yard.

"She said I'm taking her to the vet. Maybe she thought Lola was lost but she wasn't," LeClair said.  

A desperate Leclair has posted signs in the neighborhood hoping someone returns the dog. Lola is a light tan, brown, and white Chihuahua. Shes 12 years old only a 1.5 pounds.

LeClair says Lola only has one tooth left, never barks and loves people.

LeClair is offering a reward for Lola's return. Anyone with information is asked to contact Roger LeClair at (562) 923 3364.

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