YONKERS - A Bronx family is offering a reward after their dog was stolen from their car in Yonkers Friday afternoon.

The thief struck during the day in the parking lot at Toys R Us on Central Park Avenue. Police say they believe the crime is connected to a string of break-ins along the avenue.

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The dog is a Shih Tzu named Monty. He is cream and white-colored with a small spot on one side.

The family is offering $5,000 for information leading to the safe return of the dog.