• Pregnant woman carjacked, dog stolen

    By: Alison Grande

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    TACOMA - A pregnant woman who was carjacked in Tacoma this past weekend is pleading for help finding her dog that was stolen along with her SUV.

    "I thought he was going to kill me," Ive Elske said.

    Ive Elske was in her Hyundai Santa Fe at Dawson's Bar and Grill dropping off her brother about 5:45 p.m Sunday.

    She was parked in the alley when she said a carjacker opened the door and put a gun to her head. Else struggled with the attacker and knocked away the gun.

    The carjacker got in her SUV and drove off with Elske's pug mix, Layla, inside. 

    Elske is desperate to get her back. She was in the process of moving to her boyfriend’s house and had her SUV full of belongings. 

    She recently relocated from Arizona. All Elske is worried about is getting Layla back.

    On Monday Elske was getting her cellphone replaced in case someone finds Layla and calls the phone number on her license.

    Tacoma police recovered the gun, it was an airsoft.  The stolen car is a 2008 Silver Hyundai Santa Fe with an Arizona cancer survivor plate BMW 6510.

    If you spot the SUV or the dog, you are asked to contact the Tacoma Police Department.

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