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On the heels of a local rescue group sounding the alarm about a spike of dog thefts in Vancouver, surveillance footage has captured the latest dognapping in the city — and shows just how quickly it can happen.
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Suzie, a senior dog, was snatched outside of the McDonalds near Main and Terminal, not far from Main Street SkyTrain Station, on the evening of Thursday, July 4.
Vancouver police are now investigating.
The video shows an older woman standing near the entrance of the restaurant looking around and inside the glass doors. Then she grabs the dog’s leash and quickly leads it away from the restaurant.
It happens just seconds after three women leave the restaurant and walk by the thief.
The footage was taken around 10:17 pm.
The owner had just left their pet unattended briefly while they ran inside to get an ice cream.
The dog is described as a “sweet older girl.” If you see her, please call Mario at 778-239-3466 or call Vancouver police and quote file number VA19-130632.