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Old June 22nd, 2010, 02:01 PM
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puppy stolen from teens arms in Ottawa

http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa.../14465846.html

The last thing Dayne Cyr heard was the sound of his seven-week old puppy yelping, as dog-nappers grabbed it by the neck and drove off.

The 18-year-old said he was out for a walk Sunday afternoon with Sugar — a mixed breed female that looks a little like a pit bull — when he turned into the Burger King parking lot on St. Laurent Blvd. to get the pooch some water.

He said he was walking towards the stairs going into the restaurant when an a man in the passenger seat of an approaching car reached out and pulled the dog from his arms.

Cyr chased the car out of the parking lot and watched it drive south on St. Laurent and turn off towards Smyth Rd.

The car is described as a grey or silver Pontiac G6. He wasn’t able to get the licence plate number.

He said the man who took the dog — which actually belongs to his mother Jackie — looked familiar.

“I’ve seen him once or twice before," said Cyr. “I’ve seen him on the bus.”

He said he doesn’t know the man’s name and has no idea who he is.

The pet is named Sugar because it is completely white.

“It yelped and it upset me,” said Cyr. “As soon as they took off with it I tried grabbing the car, but they took off too fast and I really couldn’t do anything.”

The value of the dog is not known, but police are classifying the theft as being under $5,000. The puppy was a gift to Cyr’s mother from a friend of the family.

“We got it for free, but it’s still priceless to her,” he said.

Cyr and his mom have been canvassing the neighbourhood looking for their dog and letting others know to keep an eye out for possible dog-nappers. Jackie said police told the family this is the second report of a dog theft since May.

Police couldn’t confirm this.

When driving around looking for the puppy, Jackie said they bring their other dog, 11-year-old Bailey, with them.

“We tell her ‘look for Sugar,’ and she starts crying,” Jackie said.

Police are investigating the incident. Officers said Cyr is expected to come in this week and give a written statement because some of the details reported here differ from what he told officers Sunday.

Cyr said the man who grabbed the puppy had long black hair, a goatee and was wearing a black hat. He said the man appeared to be of Middle Eastern descent. In addition to him, there were two others — the driver and a back-seat passenger.

Anyone with information should call Ottawa police at 613-236-1222.

doug.hempstead@sunmedia.ca
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 02:28 PM
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I hope the dog is found, safe and sound
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 02:33 PM
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oh so do I, poor thing must be so scared
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 02:55 PM
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wtf is wrong with people ? to steel a puppy from someone's arms ...
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 08:27 PM
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that is terrible!! The poor puppy and the poor family!
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Police are investigating the incident. Officers said Cyr is expected to come in this week and give a written statement because some of the details reported here differ from what he told officers Sunday.

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hmmmmmm, I feel just awful if this whole thing is true, but some things just don't feel right about this story

There may be a whole other side, we don't even know! Maybe the "dog napper" was actually saving the dog........just a thought. There are 2 sides to every story.
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I agree something seems not quite right about this. Whatever the story, I just hope the little puppy is safe and well.
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“It yelped and it upset me,” said Cyr. “As soon as they took off with it I tried grabbing the car, but they took off too fast and I really couldn’t do anything.”
"It" has a name, Cyr...it's Sugar. That strikes me as a big "not quite right"....

But then, I'm quite frequently wrong!

And I do hope Sugar makes it back to her Mum quickly!
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the pup was found alone in a field yesterday by passerbys and handed into the police who returned it to the home. they are investigating, my son who lives in ottawa was not surprised one bit about this story, "snatch and run" from cars is some big thing there now, said it happens mostly at corners when pedestrians are crossing and cars turn right, back seat passenger will reach out and grab anything, shopping bags, purses.....some fad huh? geesh...
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the pup was found alone in a field yesterday by passerbys and handed into the police who returned it to the home. they are investigating, my son who lives in ottawa was not surprised one bit about this story, "snatch and run" from cars is some big thing there now, said it happens mostly at corners when pedestrians are crossing and cars turn right, back seat passenger will reach out and grab anything, shopping bags, purses.....some fad huh? geesh...
Thank you for the update Melinda. So glad the pup was found. I had very bad visions of the possibilites on why someone would do such a thing. Strange people out there.
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I'm so glad he was found !
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Thank dawg they found the pup!!!

So this is a fad thing? A thrill thing? Just snatch something (a puppy, perhaps) and drive off, but not sell it or plan to do anything with it? Just so completely peculiar...
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its a theft thing Hazel.....purse snatching, the pup was probably going to be sold but then there was so much publicity
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