Dogs found safe after van stolen east of Toronto
Durham Regional Police released this photo of a Chevrolet Uplander, on Twitter, on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (@DRPS/Twitter)
Published Friday, January 19, 2018 2:19PM EST
Last Updated Friday, January 19, 2018 4:10PM EST
Police east of Toronto say they have located a stolen van that contained more than a dozen dogs.
Durham Regional Police said Friday afternoon that the “dogs are fine and we will be making arrangements to get them home.”
Hours earlier, police had said that they were looking for a white 2008 Chevrolet Uplander van stolen from Whitby, Ont.
They warned that the suspect was “considered armed.”
Durham Police Const. George Tudos told Toronto radio station NEWSTALK1010 that the van was stolen from a dog walker and the thief did not appear to realize there were dogs inside.
Police looking for white 2008 Chev Uplander, plate #AR91056, stolen at 11.30 am in area of Garden St/Manning Rd in Whitby. It's believed approx 13-15 dogs inside van. Suspect may be armed. DO NOT APPROACH. CONTACT 911— DurhamRegionalPolice (@DRPS) January 19, 2018
Police continue to look for a 2008 Chev Uplander which was stolen from Whitby at 11:30 am. The suspect is considered to be armed, 13-15 dogs inside of this van. Plate is # AR91056. Please call 911 if located. pic.twitter.com/o2nmPsJj3a— DurhamRegionalPolice (@DRPS) January 19, 2018
Theft suspect still outstanding, officers are still searching the area. Dogs are fine and we will be making arrangements to get them home.— DurhamRegionalPolice (@DRPS) January 19, 2018