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Cops seek help finding dog stolen in West Islip burglary

A West Islip little girl is asking Santa to bring her dog back, which was stolen from her house in an October robbery. Videojournalist: Jim Staubitser (Dec. 19, 2012)

What did 10-year-old Maria Labriola put on her list for Santa?

A crucifix for her bedroom, an evil-eye bracelet and the return of the beloved Joey, a 3-year-old Maltese/dachshund mix, which police say was taken during the burglary of her West Islip home.

"I know you can't get me everything I ask for but so if you can only get me Jojo I will be very happy," wrote Maria, a fifth-grader.


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