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Police Search For Suspects Who Claimed To Be LPD, Shot Family Dog

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Lansing Police are looking for more information after two men claimed to be Lansing Police officers, broke into a home, shot and killed a dog and stole money and medical marijuana.

It happened Tuesday around 9p.m. in the 3700 block of Stillwell Avenue in Lansing.

"Neither one of the subjects had a badge, had any identification to be an officer or a uniform for that matter," said Robert Merritt, with LPD.

Officer Merritt says the homeowner told them they claimed to be law enforcement and showed handguns. Officials say the men were able to get away with some money and medical marijuana. They also shot and killed the family bulldog while it was caring for her puppies.

"We believe there is some sort of a connection between possibly the suspects and the owner," said Meritt. The homeowner was a legal medical marijuana provider, but did not recognize either of the men.

Four children were also inside, but asleep when the incident happened. Luckily, no one was injured.

The Lansing Police Department says to be careful opening doors late at night if it's someone you don't know. They say if the person says they're a Lansing Police officer, make sure they're wearing a badge and check for a marked car outside.

 "If you hadn't called the police or they don't have a reason to be there, you should be suspicious of it," said Meritt.

The department says officers followed foot tracks, but lost them toward Churchill Avenue. The two may have entered a vehicle.

If you have any information, please contact Lansing Police or Crime Stoppers at 517-483-STOP.

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