State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the theft of a dog from a residence in Polk Township.

The incident happened between 4:30-7 p.m. Dec. 14 at 567 Gilbert Road in the township.

The victim, Brittany Costello of Saylorsburg, told police someone removed the Pomeranian mix dog from the back yard of the above location while the dog was on a leash.

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