Reward offered for chihuahua stolen from van

Chihuahua named Cap.

Chihuahua named Cap.

Terry Davidson, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:22 AM ET

TORONTO - Yet another precious GTA pooch has been stolen from its family.

It was around 8 p.m. Sunday that Stafford Quinlin, an Orillia man working in Toronto, parked his family van in the lot of the Colossus movie theatre on Hwy. 7 in Vaughan. Quinlin, 40, planned a quick stop in the theatre to buy some grub and in doing so earn customer points towards taking his wife and kids to a movie.

He cracked both the driver and passenger side windows, as well as two in the rear, for the family’s five-year-old chihuahua, Cap, before heading in.

Quinlin, knowing Cap was well-ventilated in the van, ended up spending close to an hour eating and perusing the movie posters. When he returned to his vehicle and opened the driver’s door, he saw Cap was gone — along with the dog’s bedding and an in-car baby monitor.

York Regional Police say there were no signs of forced entry. “The windows were open wide enough for someone to reach in and unlock the door,” said Sgt. Clint Whitney, who added police will be canvassing the area for witnesses, and will look into any video footage taken of the parking lot.


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