Update: Daniel Sturridge has been reunited with Lucci. Read KTLA's latest story here.
A world-renowned soccer star is offering a hefty reward in hopes of finding his beloved Pomeranian, Lucci, who he says was stolen by a group of thieves captured on surveillance video breaking into his Hollywood Hills home.
Sturridge said he left his home for a few hours late Monday, and at some point a group of burglars smashed in a glass door to gain access into his home. When he returned, Lucci was gone.
In a series of videos posted to his Instagram stories early Tuesday, Sturridge said he would pay $30,000 or more to get his dog back.
"Someone find my dog please," Sturridge said. "I'll pay anything, it's not about the money. I just want my dog back."
Along with the dog, Sturridge said other belongings were stolen from his home.
Sturridge shared surveillance video from the home that shows three men walking around the Hollywood Hills home.
"It's not even about who did it for me, I don't care about that. We just care about Lucci. I'm not even asking for anyone to be arrested or anything," Sturridge told KTLA. "All I care about is the dog being returned."
Sturridge plays as a striker, most recently for the Liverpool Football Club of the English Premier League.