State police at Lehighton are investigating the theft of a dog in Monroe County.

Brittany Costello, of 567 Gilbert Rd., Saylorsburg, Polk Township, reported her Pomeranian mix was removed from the backyard of her home sometime between 4:30 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14. The dog was on a leash, Costello reported.

The dog is reddish in color and has black ears, nose and paws.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (610) 377-4270.