A South Valley family believes thieves watched them for days and then plotted how they were going to steal their beloved Pygmy goat named Allie.
“I let her out the front door and went back in to get my two Yorkies to let them out. I was passing by this window right here and I noticed a gentleman running out of my yard jumping in a car and taking off with her,” said Jacquelyn Rice, Allie’s owner.
Rice says she had been away from Allie for less than a minute, and because of how fast it happened, believes the thieves had been watching her.
“They had to be watching what I was doing and that is more disgusting and disturbing than anything, to not have privacy in your own yard,” said Rice.
Allie is a 1-year-old Pygmy goat. She is black and white and would come up to most people’s knees
Rice says the couple who stole her goat drove off in a purple, 90’s model Chevy four-door car. She worries they believe they’re playing some kind of joke.
“They were laughing when they were running out of the yard. They were laughing in the car. It didn’t seem like it was something someone who loves animals would do,” said Rice.
If you know anything about the theft or the couple that stole Allie, the Rice family asks you to contact them or Albuquerque Police.
To contact the family, call 505-382-1989. To contact APD, call 242-COPS.