A case of pooch and purse snatching

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - November 12, 2010

Now, 80-year-old Helen Bignone has her little dog, Deuce, back.

Bignone was mugged a couple of weeks ago while walking Deuce in Alameda, Calif.

Police report a woman bought the stolen Yorkshire terrier for 20 bucks, but turned it in after seeing a news report.

Alameda Police Lt. Sean Lynch says Bignone and Deuce were "overjoyed to see each other."

Police say they have a suspect in the case and have identified another "person of interest."

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