Dog taken in Oakville carjacking at gun-point found in good health

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Published July 18, 2023 at 2:32 pm

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Louie is safe and back home in Oakville.

The brown, tea-cup Poodle, who was wearing a blue halter (pictured below), was taken in a carjacking early Tuesday morning (July 18) in Oakville.

Police provided the good news update Tuesday afternoon.

“The Halton Regional Police Service is pleased to advise that Louie has been located in good health,” they said in a media release. “We’d like to thank the public for helping in this investigation and aiding in reuniting Louie with his rightful owner.”

A woman was driving her vehicle with Louie in the early hours of Tuesday and stopped at the intersection of Dundas St. W. and Trafalgar Rd. when another vehicle pulled up beside them.

A male stepped out of the vehicle and distracted her by exchanging information. Two additional perpetrators who were sporting balaclavas got into the woman’s car and when confronted they took out a handgun and threatened her with violence before driving away with the 2021 Mercedes and her dog.

No physical injuries were reported.

Police have not provided any information on how they located the dog who they believe was later dropped off in the area of Oakmead Blvd. and Wembley Rd.

The stolen Mercedes was recovered in Toronto abandoned at approximately 2 a.m.

The driver of the suspect vehicle is described as follows:

  • Male, brown skin
  • Late teens/early 20’s
  • Approximately 5’10” tall
  • Clean shaven
  • Wearing a two-tone grey sweat suit

There are no descriptors for the other suspects or suspect vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777, ext. 2216.

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