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CanadaToronto woman reunited with dog stolen from her lap on TTC

23:31  20 may  2019
23:31  20 may  2019 Source:   thestar.com

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A Toronto woman has been reunited with her beloved dog , a day after she reported her pup was stolen from her while she was taking a nap on the subway. In a message posted on social media on Monday, Toronto police 51 Division confirmed that Malachi, a chihuahua mix

She says she doesn't care about the iPad, but she 's desperate to get her dog back. The theft comes days after a Siberian husky mix was stolen outside of an east Toronto store, only to be later found by a Good Samaritan and reunited with his owner.

Toronto woman reunited with dog stolen from her lap on TTC © Provided by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited Sgt. Craig Somers of 51 Division, left, says "good samaritans," (one of whom is shown holding Malachi) found the stolen pup and alerted police.

A Toronto woman has been reunited with her beloved dog, a day after she reported her pup was stolen from her while she was taking a nap on the subway.

In a message posted on social media on Monday, Toronto police 51 Division confirmed that Malachi, a chihuahua mix, was returned to its owner, Alberta Bakker.

Bakker previously said she was travelling south from Eglinton Station on Saturday around 6:30 p.m. when she dozed off with Malachi on her lap. When she woke up at St. Andrew Station, her dog and her iPad were gone.

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TORONTO -- Toronto police have located a dog that was allegedly stolen from a woman that was unconscious and suffering a medical episode on the TTC According to police, the 45-year-old victim entered the subway with her dog named Charlie before she suffered a medical episode and became

Toronto police and Ontario's animal welfare organization are now investigating after a video of what appears to be a woman biting and hitting a dog on a Toronto subway surfaced online. "People noticed, and I saw some people walk away from her ."

Police say “good samaritans” visiting the city for the Victoria Day long weekend were shopping at the Eaton Centre and found the dog running around. They took him back to their room overnight and tried to search for the owner.

On Sunday, they found a link from a newspaper about a stolen dog on the subway and realized it was Malachi. They brought it to the attention of police, who confirmed the dog’s identity and reunited Malachi to Bakker.

“What a great call to get on the long weekend,” 51 Division Sgt. Craig Somers said in the Facebook post. “They took time out of their trip on a busy weekend to help reunite this owner with her beloved dog.”

Ilya Bañares is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star's radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @ilyaoverseas

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