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Staffy killer on run in Melbourne

AAP logoAAP 8/08/2016

A killer who cruelly suffocated a beloved pet dog in Melbourne by taping its head is still on the run.

Nine-year-old Toby, a Staffordshire bull terrier cross, died in the backyard of his 71-year-old owner's Craigieburn home last Tuesday.

She found him with duct tape wrapped around his head in what police have described as a "horrific" act of cruelty.

Police are treating the sickening incident as a random attack and say there had been no reports of Toby being a nuisance.

Anyone who saw someone acting suspiciously near the Abercarn Avenue Reserve in Craigieburn on Tuesday night is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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