A ruthless Long Island carjacker tried to throw a dog he discovered in a stolen ride out the window — but instead dragged it along the road, leaving the poor pooch seriously injured, police said.
The ski mask-wearing thief jumped behind the wheel of a 2020 white Range Rover at a BP gas station in Mineola on Monday afternoon while the owner, a 60-year-old woman, stood outside it on the passenger side, authorities said.
He rode off on Jericho Turnpike — and then saw the woman’s small white Cavachon Bichon dog was still inside the car, curled up in the woman’s handbag, Nassau County cops said.
He attempted to rid himself of the pup by throwing it out of the car at Jericho Turnpike and Mineola Boulevard.
The dog was dragged across the tarmac for miles before he was finally able to break himself free.
The dog survived the horrible ordeal after a Good Samaritan called 911, but maintained serious injuries.
Police rushed to the scene and brought the dog to Mineola Animal Hospital. The operator at the vets said the male pup ‘was doing okay’ and ‘no limbs were broken.’
The owner of the vehicle was unharmed.
The Land Rover was later discovered on North Walnut Street close to Parkway Drive in East Orange, New Jersey, around 45 miles away from where the car was taken.
The suspect continues to remain at large and is described as a thin dark-skinned man, wearing grey sweatpants and white and black sneakers.
On December 13, another carjacking took place at a gas station at 76 Glen Cove Road in Glen Head when a woman was dragged as a thief tried to steal her Range Rover, 1010 WINS reported.
Cops said thee thieves sometimes use the cars to commit other crimes like robbery or loan out the vehicles for money to other crooks.
Anyone with information about the theft should call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.