WHITBY, Ont. — Police in Durham Region say a dog that was stolen from a woman on a Whitby, Ont., street has been found safe.
They say a woman was walking two dogs on Dec. 30 when she was allegedly approached by two people who “forcefully” took one of the canines.
Police say a female bystander tried to help the woman but was allegedly sprayed in the face with an unknown substance.
Durham police say the suspects fled the scene in a white SUV with one of the dogs.
On Wednesday, police said the four-year-old brown and white mixed bulldog named Nina was found in good condition by a citizen outside of a hotel parking lot on Nevets Road in Brampton.
Nina was reunited with her owners Wednesday afternoon.
Police say they have charged 28-year-old Ali Habeib, a man from Pickering, Ont., with robbery, assault with a weapon and administering a noxious thing.
Officers are looking for a second suspect.
— With files from Ryan Rocca