Assistance sought in Stolen Dog investigation,
Toronto Humane Society,
Christopher Rich, 31, wanted for Theft,
His photograph is attached
Broadcast time: 10:05
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Case #: 2019-1507176
The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance a Theft of a Dog investigation.
It is reported that:
- A man attended the Toronto Humane Society, located at 11 River Street on three separate occasions and demanded that he be given a dog for free
- he was turned away each time
- on Friday, August 9, 2019, at 11:30 a.m., the man returned to the shelter, walked directly to the kennels, leashed a dog, and walked out the front door with the dog.
- the man and dog were last seen on an eastbound GO Train, exiting at Oshawa station later the same day
The Humane Society reported the incident to police, and posted the incident and photographs on to social media. With the assistance of the public, the man has been identified as Christopher Rich, 31, of no fixed address.
He is wanted for:
1) Theft under $5,000
The dog is described as a 10 month old, tan coloured, retriever/hound mix, named Milo. Milo is microchipped and neutered.
Photographs of the wanted man and the dog are attached.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
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Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Adrian Piccolo, 51 Division