Dog The Bounty Hunter has said he’s distraught after thieves broke into his shop and stole items belonging to his late wife, Beth.
The reality TV star – real name Duane Chapman – announced the news on Twitter and said his store had also been vandalised during the burglary.
He has now offered a reward to anyone who has information that could lead to the arrest of those responsible.
The 66-year-old said: “The Bible says when you steal from the dead, that’s an unforgivable sin. So, it’s not only I, and the police officers looking, but so is God. This hits home pretty bad.
“Being that this is not a cable network we’re on, I can’t use the words I’d like to say. I keep hearing God tell me, put your faith in the cops and don’t do nothing yourself.”
According to reports, the thieves stole thousands of dollars’ worth of ‘Dog and Beth’ merchandise during the burglary last week, as well as some of Beth’s personal items.
The break-in comes a few weeks after the family’s matriarch tragically died from cancer.
The 51-year-old was placed in a medically-induced coma, after being treated for cancer over the past few years.
Dog confirmed the tragic news on Twitter, writing: “It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.”
Beth was taken to hospital in April after experiencing ‘serious breathing issues’ and fluid on the lungs.
Beth died earlier this year following a battle with cancer. Credit: PA
After Beth first received her cancer diagnosis, she and her husband made a TV programme called Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives, in which Beth underwent a 13-hour operation to remove a Stage 2 tumour. Her cancer was confirmed as ‘incurable’ at the end of last year.
Beth remained strong and defiant throughout her illness, sharing a picture of herself on Instagram with the hashtag #CancerWillNotBeatMe.
Her public memorial was held at a church in Aurora, Colorado, which was filled with family, friends and fans celebrating her life in an emotional service that was live-streamed to the world.
Dog said he was ‘completely unprepared‘ for his wife’s death, breaking down while speaking to the crowd.
“I cannot believe she’s gone, this is not possible,” he said through sobs, referring to her as ‘our lion tamer’.