Two Brampton brothers Navdeep and Ravneet Nagra aged 13 and 12 were devastated when their 11-week-old American Bulldog was brazenly yanked from Ravneet’s arms as he was out in a park. The boy was walking his dog on the playing field behind Hickory Wood Public School on Ray Lawson Boulevard, just east of Chinguacousy Road. The two boys virtually lost hope of ever getting their little pet back until they received a late night call from the police letting them know they had found their precious family member.
The person who tried to snatch away the pup was described as South Asian. He happens to be a 17-year-old male, who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with theft under $5,000 and possession of stolen property in connection with the incident after police located the puppy overnight. Police said the dog was unharmed and located near Ray Lawson Boulevard and Rollingwood Drive, not far from where it was taken.
An American Bulldog pup can cost anywhere from $1000 upward. It remains to be seen if this young offender was working on behalf of professional thieves because it seems hard to imagine that a 17-year-old would attempt stealing a dog and then selling it without any paperwork. It would be way easier stealing a cellphone or some valuables. In this case, the little pup was more valuable to the family than anything else. Fortunately this story had a happy ending.
Most dog owners now have one more thing to worry about-dog snatchers. Already so many dog owners are wary of coyotes making off with their pets, now this! – CINEWS