Mumbai crime: Trainer steals Labrador to sell her again

The owner had been looking for his 9-month-old Labrador Retriever for a week, when she was allegedly spotted riding on the dog trainer’s bike

The Charkop police are in search of a dog that went missing from her owner’s home two weeks ago. The police have now detained a dog trainer on the suspicion that he may have stolen the Labrador Retriever.

The 9-month-old Labrador, Sally went missing from her Kandivli residence two weeks ago. Her owner suspects the pet trainer, Ansari stole her
The 9-month-old Labrador, Sally went missing from her Kandivli residence two weeks ago. Her owner suspects the pet trainer, Ansari stole her

Sally, a 9-month-old female, went missing from her residence at Barekar Nagar in Kandivli (West) two weeks ago, after which her owner, Uttam Pawar went to file a complaint at the Charkop police station. “I purchased the dog from my friend a few months back; I am very attached to her.

I searched everywhere, but couldn’t find her,” said Pawar. However, just a week after Sally went missing, Pawar’s building watchman claimed to have seen her with her trainer, Ansari. According to the watchman, Sally was on Ansari’s bike in Malad. She had even responded when he called her by name.

The watchman didn’t know that Sally was missing and so did not find the encounter strange, since Ansari had been training Sally for the past month. He would regularly pick her up from Kandivli and take her to his house in Malwani, Malad (West).

“On Thursday, the watchman told me that he had seen my dog at Malwani on Sunday but at the time, he hadn’t known about her disappearance. My watchman also knows the trainer, Ansari, and had identified him,” said Pawar.

“We detained the trainer, Ansari, after the complainant Pawar suspected that he was the one who stole his dog to sell it to someone else. We are investigating the matter and looking for the dog. If we find any foul play, we will charge the culprit,” said a police officer from Charkop police station.

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