RETURNED: Toowoomba Constable Jack Armstrong and Constable Guy Phillips with a dog stolen from Goondiwindi.
RETURNED: Toowoomba Constable Jack Armstrong and Constable Guy Phillips with a dog stolen from Goondiwindi. Contributed

Puppy returned after being dog-napped south of Warwick

A TRUCKIE has been reunited with her beloved dog, Grub, after he was allegedly dog-napped at Goondiwindi.

At about 12pm on April 20 the 54-year-old driver tied her fox terrier cross jack russell, to a post outside a café at a truck stop before going inside.

A short time later the woman returned and was devastated to find her dog had been taken off its' lead and was missing.

After unsuccessfully attempting to locate Grub, she reported the matter to local police.

A few days later on April 23, police spoke with a man sitting in a truck on Bridge St in Toowoomba who had an eager foxie sitting next to him in the vehicle's cab.

The 67-year-old man was arrested regarding unrelated matters and was taken to the Toowoomba watch house.

While police were making arrangements for someone to care for the pup, members of the public assisted police in identifying the dog after seeing posts on social media reporting him stolen.

Police were then able to contact Grub's grateful owner, who was able to verify ownership with microchip numbers and paperwork.

The 67-year-old Toowoomba man was charged with stealing and appeared in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on April 23.

Police have extended a big thanks wish to thanks the all witnesses who helped with the safe and welcome return of Grub to his owner.



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