Hot on the heels of Memphis police successfully tracking down a stolen dog visiting that city with its owners from Alberta, police in Alberta have opened a file for dognapped pooch closer to home.
Mia-Mia is a long-haired Dachshund that was believed to be stolen from a truck near Stony Plain back in mid-January.
“She has now been missing for close to a month, and the owners are frantically attempting to locate her,” RCMP Corporal Colette Zazulak said in a statement this week.
Police say a man was stopped in his vehicle at Highway 16 and Secondary 770, west of Stony Plain, with Mia-Mia inside. He was in the midst of switching his car seats into a relative’s vehicle when a black Ford truck pulled up nearby. But when he returned to his own car, Mia-Mia was gone. Despite an extensive search, Mia had vanished.
Police have some leads based on owner Tory Gilbert’s description.
The suspect vehicle is described as a dark-colored 2010-2012 Ford F-250 or F-350. There was a man and a woman in the vehicle; the man was approximately 6’0 tall with long wavy, dirty blonde hair. The truck took off Westbound on Highway 16.
“I’m looking at him eye to eye, and he’s not moving,” Gilbert told the Edmonton Journal. “Then he shakes his head, gets in the truck and peels out, and rocks are flying.”
“She was stolen,” he said of Mia-Mia’s disappearance. “It’s 100 per cent.”
Tips can go to Spruce Grove/Stony Plain RCMP at 780-968-7200, Crime Stoppers 1(800) 222-8477 or www.tipsubmit.com.