Tank the pit bull puppy. (Surrey RCMP handout)

Surrey RCMP report ‘Tank-ful’ ending to stolen pit bull puppy case

Tank was reported stolen in late September, when he was 8 weeks old

Surrey RCMP are saying that they’re ‘Tank-ful’ they were able to reunite pit bull puppy Tank with his owner in time for the holidays.

Tank was reported as stolen on Sept. 28 and Surrey RCMP made a public appeal in late October, asking for any information about the whereabouts of the puppy. RCMP said the owner, who had advertised the puppy for sale online, was contacted by a potential buyer and a meeting was arranged at Fleetwood Park near 80th Avenue and 160th Street.

At the meeting, police said two men met the victim and one allegedly grabbed the puppy and ran off. The second man grabbed the victim’s cell phone and allegedly punched her in the face, according to police. The pair was seen leaving in a car that was possibly a brown Toyota Tercel.

FOR MORE: Surrey RCMP still looking for pit bull puppy after online sale goes wrong

On Thursday afternoon (Dec. 14), Surrey RCMP made a post to their Facebook page, saying “We are happy to report that “Tank” has been located and reunited with his owner for the holidays!”

“Ironically, the pup was located by the same officer who took the original complaint about him being stolen,” reads the Facebook post. “The officer was at an unrelated call when “Tank” sauntered out of a nearby residence. The officer immediately recognized the pooch and took steps to identify and secure the dog and locate which residence he came from.”

Surrey RCMP said that the file is still under investigation, but that the owner was “very appreciative about receiving this early Christmas present.”

– with files from Amy Reid


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Man dies while being taken into custody in South Surrey neighbourhood

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has opened an investigation into the incident

Driver sought in connection with South Surrey hit-and-run

Police say 38-year-old pedestrian suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries

VIDEO: The fun of ‘footy’ attracts kids to North Delta field from March to June

‘We’re the only organized kids (footy) league in North America,’ says Mike McFarlane of NDJAFL

VIDEO: All-midget wrestling shows in Cloverdale, Chilliwack this weekend

Company boss Short Sleeve Sampson: ‘It’s midget wrestling, and it’s always been midget wrestling’

PHOTOS: More than 320 soccer teams flock to Surrey for Mayor’s Cup tourney

Squads from B.C., Alberta, Washington and Oregon flooded in for weekend games

VIDEO: The fun of ‘footy’ attracts kids to North Delta field from March to June

‘We’re the only organized kids (footy) league in North America,’ says Mike McFarlane of NDJAFL

Pro-Trump protest sign with F-word is OK, court rules

Judges say Ontario man can protest publicly, even using vulgar language

Body of missing Australian woman found in Whistler lake

RCMP say they do not suspect foul play in Allison Raspa’s death

VIDEO: Police officer looking for distracted drivers gets hit by truck

Road safety investigator clipped by trailer while patrolling busy intersection

YVR wants you to help name three new puppies

Say hello to the Vancouver Airport’s new assistance pups

COLUMN: Fundraiser helps Abbotsford family fulfill $100K goal for BC Children’s Hospital

Five years after setting their goal, Team Miracle Maya surpasses their target

Speculation tax causing concern at Cultus Lake, Harrison Hot Springs

Recreational property owners face hefty bill for 2019 for what some call a ‘wealth’ tax

Suspect who attacked autistic man in Ontario could be from B.C.’s south coast: police

29-year-old man was sent to hospital with serious injuries

Privacy watchdog to explore Facebook leak

Canadian expert says his analytics company helped Trump campaign capitalize on private Facebook info

Most Read