Dog taken in a gunpoint carjacking in an Ontario city

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Published February 16, 2024 at 1:02 pm

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A dog, not the one pictured, was taken in a carjacking in Ontario. This photo is for illustrative purposes only. Photo: Pexels from Pixabay

A dog was taken in a terrifying gunpoint carjacking in Ontario.

The incident started when a man and woman were in their pickup truck with their dog in the area of Dickson Street in Cambridge around 1:45 p.m. yesterday (Feb. 15), Waterloo Regional Police said in a press release.

A man allegedly approached the vehicle with a firearm and threatened the pair. He then stole their vehicle with the dog in it, police said.

The man fled the area in the stolen vehicle and was involved in four separate hit-and-run collisions across Cambridge and Woolwich Township, police added.

Around 3:05 p.m., a witness reported a driver of a pickup truck driving through a field in the area of Sawmill Road in Woolwich Township.

A short time later, around 3:15 p.m., officers found a man along with the stolen vehicle in a ditch in the area of Ebycrest Road and Victoria Street North outside of Kitchener.

The man attempted to flee the area on foot and was arrested by police after a short foot pursuit.

A 29-year-old man from St. Thomas faces charges of robbery with a firearm, dangerous operation of a vehicle and fail to remain at a collision.

The man was held in police custody for a bail hearing.

The dog was located a short distance away from Dickson Street and was returned to its owner.

Officers from Waterloo Regional Police Neighbourhood Policing, Robbery Team, Emergency Response Team and Break, Enter, and Vehicle Theft Team assisted in finding the suspect and stolen vehicle.

The investigation remains ongoing and additional charges are anticipated.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777 extension 8255.

Anonymous information can be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submitted online at www.waterloocrimestoppers.com.

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