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iN VIDEO: Police looking for leads in Kelowna dognapping case

Atlas has been missing since March 9.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Taylor Galt
March 11, 2019 - 12:46 PM

KELOWNA - Kelowna police are chasing leads in their search for Atlas, a golden retriever that was stolen from a yard in the Mission area over the weekend.

According to an RCMP press release, Atlas, an 18-month-old dog, was taken from a fenced yard in the 2400 block of Taylor Crescent on March 9. Video footage showed a woman approach the fence around 7:34 p.m., open the gate of the property, and call to the golden retriever. Atlas followed the woman and they both disappeared down Birch Avenue.

“RCMP are taking the matter seriously,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey in the release.

The woman suspect is described as Caucasian with blonde hair. She was wearing dark pants and a jacket along with a white toque. She's also connected with a white sports utility vehicle or SUV.

Police said there are indications the dognapping might have been a targeted crime, but they will treat the case as random until it can be confirmed one way or another.

The case has attracted considerable attention. On Facebook, Taylor Galt, claiming to be Atlas's owner, is offering $5,000 for his safe return.

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