Stolen Etobicoke dog Muffy reunited with family

Stolen Etobicoke dog Muffy reunited with family
Who is husky downtown thief specializing in Apple items?
Muffy, a seven-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, has been reunited with her family after being stolen during a break-in at an Etobicoke home earlier this month.

“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.”

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.

Puppy reunited with family after being stolen during robbery in Toronto

The break-in happened near Islington Avenue and The Westway Oct. 3. A quantity of personal belongings was also taken, and the home was ransacked.

Muffy’s family had offered a $2,000 reward and posted hundreds of flyers throughout the community in an effort to find the pet.

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.

“We don’t view her as an animal, as crazy as it might sound to certain people,” Niemkiewicz said last week. “We love her so much. We feel like our family member has been kidnapped from her home, and we will never stop looking for her.”

Police say 38-year-old Vincent Okai of Toronto, and Latoya Taitt, 34, of Toronto, were 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.”

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.

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

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Police are asking anyone with information to call 23 Division at 416-808-2300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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

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.

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

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.