Stolen Etobicoke dog Muffy reunited with family

Stolen Etobicoke dog Muffy reunited with family
Yorkshire Terrier stolen from Toronto home located; 2 arrested
Toronto police say a Yorkshire Terrier named Muffy has been reunited with her owner after she was stolen from a home in north Etobicoke earlier this month.

The residents called police on the afternoon of Oct. 3 after coming home and discovering their house had been ransacked.

“We’re just over the moon. We’re so grateful for everyone that helped us, everyone that either has sent us a sighting or just gave us support throughout this horrible experience,” Monica Niemkiewicz said in an interview Wednesday. “They’re the reason why she’s with us today, so we’re just very grateful and happy.”

Police said the dog and some personal belongings were taken from the home near Islington Avenue and The Westway.

Vincent Okai, 38, and Latoya Taitt, 34, both from Toronto, have been charged with possession of property obtained by crime.

Niemkiewicz said Muffy is doing well despite still being a bit scared. “I don’t know what she went through; she can’t speak, unfortunately, but aside from (being scared), she’s happy to be back home.”

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According to police, the homeowners returned and discovered their house had been broken into and ransacked. The family dog “Muffy” had been stolen, along with a number of personal belongings.

A two-year career of theft from downtown businesses has Toronto Police pushing for a name of the perpetrator seen in security video captures. They say that he steals Apple products from firms using these items. He gains entry into the establishments with a crowbar or by forcing the door. He targets the businesses sporadically and disappears for months before striking again The man is described as approximately 6′, 40-50, with a heavy build, and light-brown or blonde hair. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a black jacket with white stripes, dark pants, and dark shoes. This is an investigation in the area of 52 Division (416) 808-5200.

“Muffy is home and well. Back from the vet visit where she got a clean bill of health,” said her family. “So happy my baby is healthy and trying to move forward.”

Police have arrested two people for the theft of a dog in a daylight break and enter October 3 at a home near Islington Ave. and The Westway. The pet, Muffy, was recovered Monday when two accused, Vincent Okai, 38, of Toronto, and Latoya Taitt, 34, of Toronto, were arrested and charged.

The Yorkshire Terrier was reportedly stolen on October 3 following a breaking and entering into a residential household in the Islington Avenue and The Westway area.