Stolen Mississauga puppy found wandering in Whitby

Argentine DogoA puppy stolen from a home in Mississauga was found wandering in far-away Whitby. A family recognized the puppy as the one stolen last week through media coverage and photos on social media, Peel Regional Police said.

On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at approximately 7:54 p.m., three suspects had approached the victim’s residence, located in the area of Morning Star Drive and Goreway Drive in Mississauga, posing as buyers for a puppy, which the victim had advertised on Kijiji.  The suspects then pepper- sprayed the victim and fled with the puppy in a silver, four-door Honda Civic.

On Thursday June 16, 2016, the little Argentine-Dogo with a distinctive marking was seen wandering in the Whitby area. . Peel Police was contacted, who retrieved the puppy and returned it to its rightful owner. The puppy was in good health and unharmed.

Peel Regional Police continue to investigate the incident.

The first suspect is described as male, East Indian, late teens to early twenties, skinny build, dark complexion, with a beard from his chin tapering to his ears.  He was wearing glasses with thick frames and dark clothing. The second suspect is male, East Indian, late teens to early twenties, 5’10”, 180 lbs., short hair, with earrings about a quarter inch wide on both ears.  He was wearing a jacket and running shoes.

The third suspect is a female, East Indian, late teens to early twenties, with a thin build, long black hair, and a possible name of Karen.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call investigators at the 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 2133. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then your tip.   – CINEWS

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